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The Drop:

Why Young People Don't Vote

A young filmmaker/actor (Dylan Playfair), motivated to find out why his generation isn’t turning up at the polls, travels across Canada and the United States.

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A ONE-HOUR TV DOCUMENTARY

It’s easy to assume that young people would rather party than get involved in politics. And it’s easy to blame young people themselves for low voter turnouts in elections. But is that the whole story? The Drop: Why Young People Don’t Vote follows Dylan Playfair, a “millennial” who’s more interested in gaining insights about his generation than confirming simple assumptions.

In the midst of a provincial election, Dylan’s home province of BC acts as a jumping off point to the film’s exploration, followed by Toronto’s hotly anticipated municipal election featuring Rob and Doug Ford and a plucky young mayoral candidate. In Ottawa, an influential visit to Parliament Hill puts Canada’s political leaders on the spot.

The exploration moves down to the US, where Dylan experiences the mid-terms in North Carolina and uncovers barriers to voting. His education continues as he visits Ferguson Missouri, still grieving and angry after the tragic death of Michael Brown. Throughout the film – including a trip to Nevada’s Burning Man -- Dylan moves through contrasting political spaces in his quest to understand the multitude of ways that people become politically engaged.

The Drop: Why Young People Don’t Vote is a one-hour TV documentary produced by Kensington Communications and Triple Threat Films for TVO, CPAC and other broadcasters.

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TVO broadcast dates:

Mon, October 5 at 9 PM ET
Wed., October 7 at 9 PM ET
Sun., October 11 at 11 PM

CPAC broadcast date:
Sun., October 11 at 11 PM ET/8 PM PT (simulcast with TVO)

Limited theatrical release:

Vancouver
Wed. Sept. 16 at 7 p.m.
Simon Fraser University - Woodwards Theatre, 149 West Hastings Street
Free to the Public
For assured seating book your tickets HERE.

Victoria
Thurs. Sept. 17 at 7p.m.
University of Victoria - Bob Wright Centre Theatre, Room B150
Free to the Public
No reservation required.

Ottawa
Tue. Sept. 29 at 5p.m
Carleton University, River Building Conference Rooms and Atrium, 1125 Colonel By Drive
Private Event (students only)

credits

Director
KYLE MCCACHEN

Producer
ROBERT LANG

Executive Producers

ROBERT LANG
DYLAN PLAYFAIR
IAN WADDELL

Executive Producer, TVO
JANE JANKOVIC

Executive Producer, CPAC
PETER VAN DUSEN

Co-producer
KYLE MCCACHEN

Editor
EOIN HARRIS

Writers
LEVI MCCACHEN
MICHAEL SCHULTZ

Story editor
AL BOOTH

Music by
BEDTRACKS

Original composition:
Oliver Johnson
Rob McAllister
James Boyd
Zac Kleiza

Visual Researcher
ELSPETH DOMVILLE

Researcher
SANDRA WHITELEY

PRODUCTION

Vancouver
DOP: MIKE BAIER
Sound: ALEX RAKHIT
Coordinator: EMILY RAKHIT
Camera: SPENCER VILLAGE
Assistant: KYLE GEST, CHRIS AITKEN

Ottawa, Ferguson, Burning Man
DOP: KYLE MCCACHEN
Sound: DYLAN PLAYFAIR

Toronto, North Carolina
DOP: DEREK ROGERS
Sound: HUAN NGUYEN, BENI HARPER
Assistant Camera: RAJ NANDY

Online Edit
EGGPLANT PICTURES

Sound Editor / Mixer
DAMON DE SZEGHEO
OAK RECORDING STUDIO

Transcriptions
SARAH HAGER

Colourist
MARK DRIVER

Post Production Coordinator
FLORENCIA MARTINEZ-CARRANZA

Independent Production Officer, TVO
LINDA FONG

Business Affairs Coordinator
ADRIANNA CRIFO

Production Accountant
MICHELE DAVIS

Bookkeeper
LISA MCVEIGH

Production Office
ATEFEH SADREDDIN

Kickstarter Manager
CHERYL GUDZ

Produced by:

KENSINGTON COMMUNICATIONS INC., Toronto
TRIPLE THREAT FILMS INC., Vancouver

Produced in association with:

TVO
CPAC

Produced with the participation of:

ROGERS DOCUMENTARY FUND
CANADA MEDIA FUND
ONTARIO MEDIA DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
CANADIAN FILM OR VIDEO PRODUCTION TAX CREDIT

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