Premiering at the Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival in 2015, Election Night has played across the globe from Melbourne to Milan, Sarasota to Seattle. As a result of the message of the film, director Tessa Blake won the International Woman of Change Award at the Jakarta Festival for Women.
A would-be Senator’s family in Maine waits for the final 350 votes to come in on election eve – will the speech be a celebration or a concession? Trapped in a kitchen and waiting for the final ballots to arrive via ferry, nerves rattle the family into a comic whirlwind of wild theories, long-held secrets, and a revelation that nobody saw coming. The short film stars Peri Gilpin (Frasier) and comedian Jake Johannsen.