I Voted?

Tribeca Talks After the Movie

World Premiere

USA | 76 MINUTES | English | (No Subtitles) subtitles

I VOTED?

Comedy, Documentary
An unknown South Carolina candidate inexplicably wins his U.S. Senate primary in a landslide, despite never having campaigned. Filmmaker Jason Grant Smith sets out on a personal odyssey to expose the loopholes and pitfalls of our electoral system. On the way, he opens a Pandora's box of questions about America's voting process.

After the movie on Thursday, April 21:A conversation with Writer Director Jason Grant Smith, Executive Producer Katie Couric, Chief Legal Affairs Correspondent of ABC News Dan Abrams, Lawrence Norden of NYU's Brennan Center for Justice, and Dr. DeForest Soaries, Former Chair & Commissioner of the Federal Election Assistance Commission, Rutgers Law Professor Penny Venetis, and Co-Chair of the New York State Board of Elections, Douglas A. Kellner.


Jason Grant Smith
A graduate of Brown University, Jason Grant Smith has written comedy pieces for NPR’s All Things Considered and authored humorous entertainment & sports features for America Online. Smith’s work as a vocal artist includes the films Avengers: Age of Ultron, Deadpool, Avatar, and Netflix's House of Cards. I Voted? is Smith’s directorial debut.



Katie Couric
Katie Couric is the Global Anchor for Yahoo News, well-known cancer advocate, and award winning journalist. In 2006, Couric became the first female solo anchor of an evening news broadcast after a 15-year run as co-anchor of NBC’s Today Show.

Dan Abrams
Dan Abrams is the CEO and Founder of Abrams Media and the Chief Legal Affairs Anchor for ABC News and was previously the co-anchor of Nightline. Prior to 2011, Dan was at NBC News for 15 years as, among other things, a reporter for NBC Nightly News, host on MSNBC, and Chief Legal Correspondent for NBC News. From 2006 to late 2007, Dan served as General Manager of MSNBC, where he presided over a period of unprecedented growth, with ratings and profits each increasing well over 50% during his tenure. During that time Dan was also a member of the NBC Universal President’s Council. He also hosted “The Abrams Report”, a nightly legal affairs program, and the acclaimed “Verdict with Dan Abrams”.
A graduate of Columbia University Law School, Dan is also a recognized writer. He has published articles in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The Yale Law and Policy Review, The Huffington Post, The Daily Beast, and Mediaite.com, among many others. Dan was one of the founders of The Lion restaurant in Greenwich Village and co-owns White Street in Tribeca. He is an avid wine collector, student of historical non-fiction and the doting father of 3 year old Everett.

Dr. DeForest Soaries
Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr. is the creator of dfree® - a financial freedom movement that includes a strategy that addresses the cultural, psychological and spiritual influences on financial wellness. Dr. Soaries is the author of Say Yes to No Debt: 12 Steps to Financial Freedom and dfree® Lifestyle: 12 Steps to Financial Freedom. Dr. Soaries serves as the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in Somerset, New Jersey, and is an independent director at three public corporations. He is former Secretary of State of New Jersey and Chairman of the United States Election Assistance Commission.


CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Jason Grant Smith

A veteran of voiceover, Jason Grant Smith's vocal credits include Deadpool, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Avatar, and House of Cards. I Voted? is his feature length debut as a director.
Director
Jason Grant Smith
Screenwriter
Jason Grant Smith
Producer
Jason Grant Smith, David Wolthoff
Editor
Jason Grant Smith
Associate Producer
Barbara Simons
Executive Producer
Katie Couric, Regina Scully, Wendy Abrams, Mara Sandler
Additional Writing & Story Editor
Fernanda Rossi
Co-Producer
John Molner
Cast
Dan Rather, Rep. Rush Holt, DeForest Soaries, Rep. Bill Posey, Ronald L. Rivest, Gordon Wood, and Jason Grant Smith

CONTACTS

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I Voted?
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