GREENWICH ENTERTAINMENT ACQUIRES MATTHEW AND JARON HALMY’S THE YOUTH GOVERNOr
The Blumhouse Documentary Premiered at the Cleveland International Film Festival
Los Angeles, CA June 15, 2022 — Greenwich Entertainment announced today the acquisition of North American distribution rights to The Youth Governor the feature directorial debut of Matthew and Jaron Halmy. The documentary played at the Cleveland International Film Festival, the Milwaukee Film Festival, and the Phoenix Film Festival and Greenwich will release the documentary on August 26.
In the halls of California’s Capitol, 4000 teenagers run a fully functioning government complete with legislators, lobbyists, political party bosses, and elections. Over the course of four months, three candidates emerge from a field of 40 in the race for the 72nd Youth Governor. On the campaign trail, in their homes, and with peers watching their every word, we discover how these aspiring politicians put together the unique mix of ambition and activism it takes to win.
“It’s not a weekend retreat or a classroom, it’s four months of immersion,” said directors Matthew and Jaron Halmy. “It was mesmerizing and inspiring to watch these kids lose themselves in the democratic and electoral process with total conviction.”
The Youth Governor was produced by Matthew Halmy with executive producers Mary Lisio and Amanda Spain. Greenwich’s Andy Bohn negotiated the acquisition with Endeavor Content on behalf of the filmmakers.
About Greenwich Entertainment
Founded in 2017, Greenwich Entertainment is an independent film distribution company specializing in distinctive, theatrical-quality narrative and documentary features. Greenwich handled the record setting theatrical release of Jimmy Chin and Chai Vasarhelyi’s Academy Award-Winning Documentary Free Solo , which grossed over $17M at the North American box office. Other Greenwich releases include Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice from Oscar winners Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, Andrew Slater’s Echo in the Canyon, Isabel Coixet’s The Bookshop starring Emily Mortimer and Bill Nighy, Madeleine Olnek’s Wild Nights with Emily starring Molly Shannon, and The Rescue directed by Jimmy Chin and Chai Vasarhelyi. www.GreenwichEntertainment.com