In a behind-the-scenes look at the biggest political upset in recent history, TRUMPED offers unprecedented access and never-before-seen footage of then-candidate Donald Trump throughout the entirety of the 2016 presidential election, from the primaries through the debates to the dawning realization that the controversial businessman would become the 45th president of the United States. Though these events are freshly ingrained in our collective consciousness, the profound effect of watching them through the prism of an accelerated reality casts new light on the state of the Union while harnessing the power of cinema to expand our perception of the election.
After college at Harvard and law school at Berkeley, Banks worked as a civil rights attorney in his home state of Texas. His first documentary, Watch Me Jumpstart, was about his favorite rock band, Guided By Voices. In 2004, he co-founded Left/Right, which has produced an eclectic mix of television series and documentaries, including This American Life, The Circus, and Small Town Security.
Ted studied at the University of Chicago and earned an MFA from Temple University. He became a TV editor before showrunning A&E’s hit series The First 48, for which he supervised more than 100 episodes and launched a spin-off, After the First 48. Ted was also a showrunner on National Geographic's series Border Wars before becoming a co-executive producer at Left/Right.
Mary graduated from Wesleyan University. She has worked on the History Channel's America: The Story of Us and PBS’s History Detectives, and produced radio segments for This American Life. Her short film Missed Connections premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. As a co-executive producer at Left/Right, Mary’s projects have included the Emmy-nominated Frontline documentary "Middle School Moment" and the Discovery Channel's Curiosity episode "Sex in America."