TRUE SON PREMIERES AT TRIBECA
After nearly two years of work, Kevin Gordon’s feature length directorial debut TRUE SON just premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April. A huge congratulations to the entire team.
Stockton, California is considered one of the worst cities in the United States, riddled with financial crisis and crime rates rivaling Afghanistan. But where everyone else saw hopelessness, 22-year-old Michael Tubbs saw possibility. In 2012, Tubbs decided to run for City Council to reinvent his hometown, building his campaign from the ground up. In this passionate and inspirational documentary he sets out to beat a politician twice his age and bring his community back from bankruptcy.
SELECT PRESS COVERAGE
- Indiewire included Kevin Gordon in their "Meet the Filmmakers" interview series.
- Newsweek did a great review comparing TRUE SON to a similarly themed fiction film in the festival.
- The Village Voice recommended the "buoyant" True Son as a festival must-see.
- And HuffPostLive did a live interview with Kevin and Michael. Check out the selects.
READ THE FULL DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT HERE.
Director: Kevin Gordon
Producers: Jhanvi Shriram & Ketaki Shriram
Executive Producers: Jhanvi Shriram & Ketaki Shriram
Editor: Laura Green
First Additional Editor: Emile Bokaer
Director of Photography: Kevin Gordon
Composer: Jared Banta