Popular Vote is a wacky comedy that makes a strong commentary on fame, popularity, and image in American culture as it relates to finding one’s identity. The film focuses on a high school underdog, Josh, who impulsively decides to run for Student Council President. He quickly learns that looks and charm are necessary to win -- neither of which he has. With help from fellow classmates and of course, social media, Josh reinvents the person everyone thinks he is, and actually stands a chance in the election, forcing him to choose between winning and being true to who he is.
Popular Vote was my thesis film for Marymount Manhattan College. It was an absolute joy and honor to be able to make this film and could not be more grateful for the love and support I have received for it. Over the course of two semesters, I wrote, directed, and acted in the film and was very happy to have Anthony Louis Lee as the best Assistant Director in the world.
I am an emerging filmmaker from New York City, and this film was my thesis project for Marymount Manhattan College. It was completed in May 2017.