About the Subject
Andrew Breitbart, who died unexpectedly on March 1, 2012, was the founder and overseer of the popular Breitbart websites: Big Government, Big Journalism, Big Hollywood, Big Peace, Breitbart.tv, and Breitbart.com. His career in New Media began with The Drudge Report, the popular news aggregation site. He also worked alongside Arianna Huffington to help start The Huffington Post.
He was the author of Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World! and is the subject of the new full-length documentary HATING BREITBART. He was 43 when he died, leaving behind his wife Susannah and their four children.
Andrew Marcus: Director
Andrew Marcus is a writer and director based in Chicago. His newest project is HATING BREITBART, a feature-length documentary releasing in theaters October 19. A graduate of the film school at the Art Institute of Chicago, Andrew began his career documenting protests. Why protests? "Any time you get more than a handful of people together in a space, you get human drama," he says. "I find the human behavior that occurs at protests to be fascinating."
His documentary blog Founding Bloggers became a hit as several of his video shorts went viral. Andrew then teamed with Juan Williams for the documentary Tale of Two Missions about school choice in Chicago. The film was widely praised and reviled, inspiring the Chicago teachers union to create a video smearing Andrew—a badge of honor for the filmmaker.
In 2009, he began documenting the growing Tea Party movement, and upon seeing Andrew Breitbart address a crowd in Illinois, he decided to craft a documentary around the New Media icon. Marcus spent 30 months and travelled to more than 15 cities to create HATING BREITBART.
Maura Flynn: Producer
Maura Flynn is a documentary producer living in Alexandria, Virginia. She has produced controversial and critically acclaimed documentaries including Michael Moore Hates America, which received Two Thumbs Up from Ebert and Roeper, and Your Mommy Kills Animals. The latter was an examination of the animal rights and animal welfare movements, which Variety called, "a shockingly even-handed treatment of a snarlingly divisive debate." She was an associate producer on the recently released documentary, Runaway Slave.
Flynn has also worked for NPR and Reason magazine and won a Felix Morely Journalism Award for outstanding editorial writing on the subject of liberty. She is a member of the board of the American Film Renaissance.
Evan Coyne Maloney: Producer
Evan Coyne Maloney is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and political commentator living in New York City. An early pioneer of online video years before YouTube existed, Evan got his start in filmmaking in 2003 by posting short videos to his website Brain-Terminal.com. Evan's online work has been seen tens of millions of times, including his most recent video, a four-and-a-half minute animated piece called Union Made, which has more than 100,000 views since debuting in September.
Evan's first feature-length film, Indoctrinate U, took a humorous look at the state of free speech and free thought on American campuses. The film premiered to a sold-out crowd at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. in 2007. It has become a campus cult classic, with thousands of screenings at hundreds of campuses around the country. It is also one of the Documentary Channel's best-selling films of all time.