The Millennial Project is a documentary-news series all about drawing out, refining, and activating a unique millennial voice in American politics. The series started on Vimeo in 2015 and early videos were featured on RYOT News. After encouraging initial feedback, the series was re-launched on YouTube in January of 2016 in order to reach a wider audience. Since then, The Millennial Project has continued to grow and has been featured on Curbed LA, LAist, Eater LA, and a variety of other publications for the series' in-depth investigation into the ongoing controversy over public access to the Hollywood Sign.
The Hollywood Sign and Inequality
The Millennial Project's investigation into the Hollywood Sign began with one video questioning how the ongoing controversy over public access to the sign could offer a local example of economic inequality in action--with wealthy residents who live below the sign working with the City of Los Angeles to limit access to the sign because they were tired of having hikers and tourists come through their neighborhood.
Since then, the investigation has grown into a series of videos that takes advantage of YouTube's flexible format to tell a more in-depth story, introducing viewers to the many personalities and factions behind the Hollywood Sign issue through compelling long-form interviews.
The Business Owners
Reagan and the Future of the Republican Party
Going back to Reagan was the bedrock of every 2016 Republican Presidential campaign. From Donald Trump to Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, all of the candidates mimicked Reagan's rhetoric, used Reagan's ideas, and tried to rebuild the Reagan Coalition. But does the GOP's obsession with recreating Reagan really make sense almost 30 years after he left office? The Millennial Project takes viewers to the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley California to find out.
This series of four short videos also features hand drawn animations and music from Monstercat Records' up-and-coming electronic artists.
Zainabl Salbi Interview
A conversation with Zainab Salbi on Middle East Millennials and The Millennial Project. Zainab Salbi, an Iraqi born women's rights activist and television host, talks about a new generation's struggle to find its twenty-first century identity in a rapidly changing and tumultuous--yet ever more connected--Middle East.
Returning for 2016, it's never politics as usual for The Millennial Project. Combining intrepid adventure with sharp millennial insight and vibrant youthful production, this groundbreaking documentary-news series takes viewers on a journey with 24-year-old host Andrew Davis as he works to uncover his generation's unique political voice.
The Millennial Project 2015
Originally published on Vimeo, these videos take viewers across the country and around the world as Andrew investigates pressing news issues from a unique millennial angle.
Episode 3: Morocco and The Clinton Foundation
Andrew gives viewers a look inside the Clinton Foundation's controversial May 2015 event in Marrakech, Morocco. This video features three interviews with activists making an impact on the Middle East, a summary of the controversy surrounding the event accompanied by a hand drawn animation, and music by Zanski--a young Canadian electronic artist.
Episode 2: Baltimore and Race
Six days after the riots sparked by Freddie Gray's death, two friends have a revealing conversation about millennials and race on the rooftops of Baltimore.
Episode 1: Washington and My Story
Through his own story, Andrew talks about The Millennial Project's mission, the coming millennial era, and why uncovering a millennial perspective is so crucial to jumpstarting American politics.
2015 Intro: Welcome to The Millennial Project
It's never politics as usual for The Millennial Project. Combining intrepid adventure with sharp millennial insight and vibrant youthful production, this groundbreaking documentary-news series takes viewers on a journey with 24-year-old host Andrew Davis as he works to uncover his generation's unique political voice. No green-screens were used.
2015 Sizzle Reel/Episode Teasers
No green-screens were used. Filming occurred across 17 states and many weeks as Andrew left his job on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC and traveled to Los Angeles in order to launch The Millennial Project.