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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.

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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.

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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.

Directed by: 
Summer Moran
Writing credits: 
Summer Moran with Anthony Louis Lee
Jamie Green, Gregory Archer, Summer Moran, Joseph Gambino, James Cunningham, Aaron Zapf
Produced by: 
Cathy O'Hare, Kevin Moran, Sarah Nelson Wright
Music by: 
Derek Zeoli
Cinematography by: 
John Hasbrouck
Film Editing by: 
Summer Moran
Makeup Department: 
Sebastian Latiolais and Maria Rodriguez
Production Management: 
Logan Applin, Victoria Vitucci, Joseph Ralko
Release Date: 
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Total votes: 2132