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Mitt
    2013, 92 minutes, color, U.S.A., Doc Premieres
    Mitt offers a refreshingly candid view of the private moments of a major presidential contender. The film invites the audience into the room with Mitt Romney and his tight-knit family during his two recent attempts to gain the presidency.

    A notably private person, Romney was conflicted about putting his wife and family through the rigors and exposure of mounting a campaign. After Senator John McCain defeated him in the 2008 primary, it seemed unlikely Romney would run again. The story picks up four years later as Romney secures the Republican nomination and faces President Obama in their first debate.

    Director Greg Whiteley was granted unprecedented access to the presidential hopeful and his relatives. Rather than focusing on the candidate’s platform or tactics, the film concentrates on off-the-record discussions between Romney and his closest family members. Moving beyond politics, Mitt elegantly reveals the human and often-hidden side of a public figure.
    - L.V.

    About the Director

    Greg Whiteley graduated with an MFA from Art Center College of Design just in time for the dot-com crash. He got a job running a refrigerated warehouse, grabbed a camera, and began making music videos about managing a frozen empire. His boss loved the videos and bought him a better camera. Whiteley used that camera to create his first documentary feature, New York Doll, which premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. In 2007, his next film, Resolved, aired on HBO, won the Audience Award at the Los Angeles Film Festival, and received two Emmy Award nominations.

    Cast and Credits

    Director: Greg Whiteley

    Executive Producers: Seth Lewis Gordon, Fall and Terry Newsom, John and Jean Kingston, Lisa Nishimura, Adam Del Deo

    Producers: Adam Leibowitz, Erin Whiteley, Greg Whiteley

    Cinematographer: Greg Whiteley

    Editors: Greg Whiteley, Adam Ridley

    Composer: Perrin Cloutier

    Contact: Adam Leibowitz / One Potato / adaml@onepotatoproductions.com