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About the Movie

At a time when the Electoral College is making headlines in America’s political discourse, One Person, One Vote?  is a nonpartisan and timely film that will inform the raging debate.

The film takes place during the 2020 presidential election – arguably the most wildly historical election of our times – when the Electoral College took center stage like never before. Viewers learn about this often misunderstood institution through the eyes of four presidential electors – a Republican, a Democrat, a Green, and a Kanye West elector – whose motivations range from the noble to the absurd.

The vast majority of Americans do not understand how the Electoral College works or know why we have it in the first place. OPOV? intercuts present-day events with flashbacks of its forgotten history

By the time the credits roll, OPOV? offers viewers a complex understanding of this historic institution highlighting the connective tissue that links then and now, so urgent and timely questions we’re grappling with today are not separate and apart from our past but directly informed by it in the present.

Art as Education

The film will feel like a walk-thru multi-media art exhibit. Theatrical, monologue-style performances will bring to life the debates between America's Framers as they clashed over the morality of slavery and how to elect a President.

James Madison, VA

“The people are the fittest to choose the President. One difficulty of a serious nature is that the Southern states could have no influence in the election on the score of the negroes.”

James Wilson, PA

“I am for the election by the people.”

Oliver Ellsworth, CT

“The morality or wisdom of slavery are considerations belonging to the states themselves. What enriches the part enriches the whole.”

Luther Martin, MD

“To have a provision not only putting it out of its power to restrain and prevent the slave trade, but even encouraging that most infamous traffic.”

Gouverneur Morris, PA

“Upon what principle is it that slaves shall be computed into the representation? Are they men? Then make them citizens and let them vote. 

Delegates of NC

“The representation in the second branch of the National Legislature shall be the whole number of white inhabitants added to three-fifths of the Blacks.

The Film Makers

Maximina Juson

Director & Producer

Maximina Juson is a filmmaker, musician and award-winning content creator. Her recent works include acting as Director and Producer for a video web series for The Washtenaw ID Project, Consulting Producer for “Mama Bears,“ and Producer for “Harlem Rising,“ a documentary about The Harlem Children's Zone.

Daresha Kyi


Daresha Kyi is an award-winning director and producer. In 2018 she directed “Trans In America: Texas Strong“ for an ACLU web series on transgender rights which won an Emmy for Outstanding Short Documentary and two Webby Awards. In 2017 she co-directed the multiple award-winning film “Chavela.“ She is currently, a Chicken & Egg and Creative Capital fellow, this former Firelight Documentary Lab fellow.

Christie Herring

Consulting Producer & Consulting Editor

Christie Herring is an award-winning independent documentary filmmaker with a strong interest in the mechanics and poetry of change. Her work as a Director includes “The Campaign” (PBS) following California’s battle over marriage equality and “Singing for Justice,” (post-production) a collaboration with historian Estelle Freedman about the late Faith Petric.

Martina Radwan

Director of Photography

Martina Radwan is a Director of Photography of award-winning features and documentaries. Her films include Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner “Boys State,” “Inventing Tomorrow,” “The Final Year,” featuring Barack Obama and “Saving Face,” for which she earned a 2013 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Cinematography Documentary, was the winner 2012 Academy Award and the 2013 Emmy for Best Documentary winner.

Michael Vargas

Director of Photography & Editor

Michael Vargas is an Emmy-Award nominated Director, Cinematographer, and Editor. In 2021, he co-directed and edited the documentary feature Con Safos, the season premiere episode for the PBS Series, Artbound. His body of work also includes content for global brands such as Apple and Nike.

Sari Gilman


Sari Gilman credits include Saving Capitalism, Ghosts of Abu Ghraib, among others. Gilman is an Oscar and Emmy nominee and Academy member whose films (many of which have opened at Sundance) have aired on HBO, Netflix, PBS, and screened worldwide.

Dr. Paul Finkelman

Lead Historian

Paul Finkelman is a legal historian specializing in Constitutional Law and African American History. He is an author of more than 50 books and his work has been cited in more than six decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court and in many appellate briefs. He has lectured at the U.N. and worldwide.

Patricia McGregor

Casting Director & Theatrical A.D.

Patricia McGregor is an acclaimed theater director that has twice been profiled by The New York Times for her direction of world premieres. Her recent credits include co-author and director of the world premiere of “Lights Out, Nat King Cole“ (Geffen Theater), “Hamlet“ (The Public Theater) and “Hurt Village“ (Signature Theater).

Pierre Bennu

Illustration & Animation

Pierre Bennu is a multidisciplinary artist who uses humor, music, and the creative tools of childhood to consider and explore social norms. His work explores the intergenerational tension between cultural expression and erasure, creativity & technology. He works in animation/ illustration, film, and multimedia performance. Drawing from the graffiti, sampling, and griot traditions, he works to connect discarded technologies and cultural artifacts, weaving ancestral stories into ever-evolving future archaeology.

Mark Batson


Mark Batson is an American producer, musician and songwriter. He has worked on albums by artists including Alicia Keys, Dave Matthews Band, LeAnn Rimes, Anthony Hamilton, Eminem, India Arie, 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Maroon 5, Skylar Grey, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Seal, Nas, and Sting. He has also composed music for films and television shows including ``I, Tonya,`` ``American Hustle,`` ``Sharp Objects,`` ``Spider-Man 2`` and ``Power Book IV: Force.``

Dale Franzen

Executive Producer

Dale Franzen has over 40 years experience in the creative arts industry as an Artistic Director, Tony-Award winning Producer, Educator, Public Speaker and Mentor. She is an 8-time Tony-Award winning Lead Producer on the 2019 Best Musical “Hadestown” on Broadway.

Don Franzen

Executive Producer

Don Franzen is an Entertainment and Business Lawyer who represents leading figures in the music and recording industries. He is also the Legal Affairs Editor for the Los Angeles Review of Books and Adjunct Professor in the Music Industry Program at the Herb Alpert School of Music, UCLA.

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