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Jason Pollock

Jason is a Filmmaker, Writer, and Activist.He is the writer/producer/director of , “The Youngest Candidate”.
‘The Youngest Candidate’ is the 1st feature documentary ever produced by David Letterman’s company, Worldwide Pants, in partnership with Oscar winner Lawrence Bender (producer of ‘Pulp Fiction’ and ‘An Inconvenient Truth’, etc..) and Balance Vector Productions. It follows the story of 4 teens that ran for public office in America.
‘The Youngest Candidate’ won ‘Best Non-Fiction Film by a New Filmmaker’ at the Traverse City Film Festival & it had its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival in June of 2009.


Pollock also toured the country with his film to get the youth vote out through Election Day 2008. Jason went to 21 cities in 10 battleground states with Zune and Declare Yourself to get young people excited about voting.
Pollock has built an audience online of 80,000 Twitter followers and was recently listed as one of the top 140 most influential people on twitter in a report that was picked up by The New York Times, The BBC, Newsweek, & The Guardian.


In August of 2009, Pollock began with Ashton Kutcher’s company Katalyst Films. Since then they have worked together on a number of digital campaigns including the United Nations “End Malaria” Campaign, The Entertainment Industry Foundation’s iParticipate, Mountain Dew’s ‘Democracy’ Campaign, & Season 2 of Katalyst HQ. Pollock also worked on the digital campaigns for Kutcher’s recent films & TV projects including ‘The Beautiful Life’, ‘Valentine’s Day’, & ‘Killers’.


Prior to making ‘The Youngest Candidate’, Pollock was Michael Moore’s executive assistant for almost 3 years. He worked with him from 2003-2006 and during that time aided Moore all his work such as “Dude Where’s My Country”, “Fahrenheit 9/11?, and “Slacker Uprising”. Pollock went to 60 cities in 30 days with Moore on his ‘Slacker Uprising Tour’ in 2004 to get the vote.
Pollock is now writing and developing film & TV projects in Los Angeles, CA. He is also a digital producer & consultant for brands and organizations.

The Youngest Candidate

The Youngest Candidate’ is a feature length documentary film directed by Jason Pollock.

 It is produced by David Letterman’s company, Worldwide Pants, in partnership with Oscar winner Lawrence Bender (producer of ‘Pulp Fiction’ and ‘An Inconvenient Truth’, etc..) and Balance Vector Productions. 

It follows the story of 4 teens that ran for public office in America. Funny, inspiring, poignant, and ultimately uplifting, ‘The Youngest Candidate’ is not just a film about running for office. It is the coming of age story of four idealistic young adults who dared to confront the corrupt political systems in America. Through their journey these young candidates learn about fair play, leadership development, racism in politics, the importance of family, and many other lessons that they will carry with them throughout their lives. In the face of great adversity, these four young adults braved all the odds to make it to Election Day to show that regardless of the outcome, it didn’t matter… It’s all about how you play the game.

The film follows Raul De Jesus, who at 20 years old ran for Mayor of Hartford, CT -- Tiffany Tupper, who at 18 years old ran for School Board in Hampton Township, PA -- Ytit Chauhan, who at 19 years old ran for City Council in Atlantic City, NJ -- George Monger, who at 18 years old ran for City Council in Memphis, TN.

http://www.theyoungestcandidate.com