Kid Candidate

America ReFramed
  • Feature Film
  • 2022
  • 68 Mins

A viral joke video catapults Hayden Pedigo – a 24-year-old artist and experimental musician in Amarillo, TX – into the spotlight and prompts him to make a surprise bid for city council. Kid Candidate follows Pedigo’s unorthodox political campaign while unpacking issues of race, income inequality and gentrification in small-town America.

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Film Credits

  • Jasmine Stodel Director/Producer
  • William Dorrien-Smith Producer
  • Chevis LaBelle Producer

Critical Acclaim

Kid Candidate isn’t about winning as much as a reinforcement of the notion that apathy is the death of democracy, a lesson best learned, as Pedigo comes to understand, when you’re young.

Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times