Harry Gantz is producing films and creating content for political candidates and progressive causes. He has spent years uncovering the authentic personal stories of thousands of people. Harry, along with his brother Joe, created and produced the groundbreaking and Emmy-winning HBO documentary series Taxicab Confessions, which aired for 20 years on HBO. They produced the CBS Drama The Defenders, a courtroom drama that focused on defendant’s point of view, rather than most legal dramas, which focus on the prosecution. More recently, Harry and his brother produced American Winter, an HBO documentary about middle class families falling into poverty during the Great Recession. Three of the families featured in the film testified at a US Senate hearing on the decline of the middle class, at the invitation of Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Jeff Merkley.
Harry Gantz’s years of experience filming the most personal stories of real people, make him particularly qualified to help candidates connect emotionally and instill trust with voters. Harry’s films can humanize a candidate by telling their story: the story of their constituents’ problems, the story of their constituents' successes, and the story of the real people who have been harmed by the policies of their opponents. Harry's films can humanize a cause, by telling the stories of those most affected by the issue the cause addresses. Harry can tell story of your candidate or your cause in a way that transcends politics and elevates your character and your mission.
"EVERY CANDIDATE, EVERY ORGANIZATION AND EVERY ISSUE HAS A STORY WITH A HUMAN ELEMENT. WE CAN CAPTURE THAT ON FILM."
As the digital age evolves, online video communication has become the medium of choice to inspire voters and donors. Every campaign season, spending on digital marketing tops the prior season. A universal truth of the internet is that meaningful video and film content works. It reaches viewers emotions and inspires sharing on social media. Yes, political party matters, yes, policy matters, but trust matters more. The saying “people vote with their pocket book” has evolved in the new millennium into “people vote with their heart”. No matter how rational we think we are, emotions rule us all, and in the contentious political climate, emotions rule the voting public more than ever. Feelings such as anger, empathy, fear, love, pride, and resentment are driving our voting decisions. The political crisis we are in the midst of is not a call to arms; but rather, it is a call to action, a call to spur both the old and the new generations to reject selfishness and embrace altruism. By touching people’s hearts, we can find a common thread in our humanity to enact change.