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TOUCH THE BOULDER, 95min., USA, Documentary
Directed by Benedict Kasulis
Touch the Boulder follows a satirical sports blogger’s longshot campaign against a corrupt political machine for a State House seat in rural Ohio.
We made this film to shine a light on the importance of state politics and to celebrate those willing to risk everything they have to help others. In the process, we learned there are reasons why the populace is often kept in the dark about what happens in our state legislatures, and there are also reasons certain people become politicians.
We were fortunate enough to find a very special candidate who gave us amazing access as he took on forces far more powerful than he initially realized. We hope the film inspires the audience to pay attention to local politics and take the kinds of risks our protagonist took or to support those that do.