Running Time: 58 minutes
is a delightful film that should appeal to votors and potential votors of all ages. Recommended."
Named “one of the 20 teens who will change the world” by Teen People Magazine, 11 year-old
filmmaker Chaille Stovall describes the 2000 Presidential Election as “groundbreaking, confusing,
and the most fun a kid could have, provided he has a strong stomach and 15 months to spare.”
Of his 100% kid-made film, Party
Animals, Chaille says, “I started this film because my parents
are really into politics, which is a subject my friends and I, and a lot of adults, find really boring,
so I decided to go where the action was and hit the campaign trail."
Why should kids care about politics? Chaille shows us.
Closely following the campaign trail of
both George W. Bush and Al Gore, and anything but boring,
this truly unique production is perhaps the best tool to date for exciting
the interest of young people in the increasingly contentious field of American
Party Animals is divided into 5 segments which use humor
to engage viewers of all ages. Each section clearly examines a different
step involved for candidates seeking the office of U.S. President. Included
are interviews with George W. Bush and his family, Al Gore, Bill Bradley,
Jimmy Carter, Larry King, Jesse Jackson, Maria Shriver, Jay Leno, and many
other recognizable figures from the news media and silver screen of Hollywood.
Chaille makes the campaign for President of the U.S.
accessible and interesting to everyone, young and old. Topics of discussion
What is the difference between a Democrat and a Republican?
What is a Primary and why is it important?
How does a Candidate
earn the nomination of their party?
What happens at National
What do we learn from Presidential debates?
What is the Electoral College and how does it work?
every single vote count?
Why should kids care about politics
when half of eligible adults don’t
Party Animals originally aired on HBO and has been
featured at dozens of film festivals across the USA. Chaille
and Party Animals have been featured in: The New
York Times, LA Times, USA Today, The London Guardian, People
Magazine, TV Guide, National Geographic World Magazine, Time Magazine
for Kids, Weekly Reader, Scholastic Magazine, Teen People Magazine.
Chaille has appeared on The Today
Show, Good Morning America, The Oprah Winfrey Show, E-News, Fox News,
and Late Night with David Letterman.