Apple & A24 Snap Up ‘Boys State’ Documentary – Sundance

Boys State
Steven Garza appears in Boys State by Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine, an official selection of the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Thorsten Thielow. All photos are copyrighted and may be used by press only for the purpose of news or editorial coverage of Sundance Institute programs. Photos must be accompanied by a credit to the photographer and/or 'Courtesy of Sundance Institute.' Unauthorized use, alteration, reproduction or sale of logos and/or photos is strictly prohibited. Sundance

Apple and A24 have acquired all global rights for Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine’s documentary Boys StateA report said it went for $10 million, however, we learned Boys State actually went for $12M, which makes it a sales record for a documentary out of Sundance. The previous documentary sales record at $10M was made by Netflix last year for Knock Down the House. 

Boys State is a political coming-of-age story, examining the health of American democracy through an unusual experiment. A thousand 17-year-old boys from across Texas gather together to build a representative government from the ground up. High-minded ideals collide with low-down dirty tricks as four boys of diverse backgrounds and political views navigate the challenges of organizing political parties, shaping consensus, and campaigning for the highest office at Texas Boys State: governor. Concordia Studio developed and produced the project and brought it to Sundance. Submarine sold it.

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