The feature-length film looks at mayoral hopeful Marvin Rees, as he fights his doubts through six years of campaigning for political office in Bristol.
Inspiration for the film came after the co-producers, Loraine Blumenthal and Rob Mitchell, met in 2011 at a book-signing, with Tony Benn and Paul Stephenson.
The filmmakers discussed collaborating on a documentary film about the Bristol bus boycott.
This idea developed into pursuing a ‘mixed-race’, working-class Bristolian man going for the top job in the city, one generation after the boycott.
After a long journey, The Mayor’s Race film, directed by Loraine Blumenthal, was released in 2018 and has been seen by audiences around the world.