PACmen takes us into the inside workings of a Super-PAC to answer one of the lingering questions of America's strangest election: why did Ben Carson run for president?
This observational documentary follows the men behind the committee that persuaded Dr Carson to run as they raise millions of dollars and catapult him to the top of the polls. However, Carson's political inexperience soon shows and he makes constant media gaffes. As their candidate's poll numbers nosedive they watch in horror as Trump inexplicably hijacks their anti-establishment movement. A fascinating look at the landscape that lead to Trump's rise through the eyes of the men who backed ‘the other guy'.
LUKE WALKER is a Melbourne-based filmmaker and VCA graduate. He has directed two previous documentaries: the AFI and FCCA nominated feature Beyond Our Ken (2008), and the FCCA and SPAA nominated Lasseter's Bones (2012).
Festival guest: Luke Walker