Paperboy Love Prince

Rapper and street performer, Paperboy Love Prince takes on the political elite in the race for New York City Mayor. They run their campaign like a rap album release tour and gain serious momentum that challenges the standard for equitable representation in politics.

Location

New York

Directors: Owen Dubeck

Producers: Owen Dubeck, Rob Brodie

Cinematographer: Owen Dubeck

Executive Producers: Zach Ingrasci, Chris Temple, Jenna Kelly

 

Director's Statement

I first met Paperboy in the beginning of the pandemic when we were both working to distribute nutritious meals to people who were suffering from food insecurity. I had founded The Farmlink Project, which was delivering surplus crops from farms to millions of Americans. At the same time, Paperboy was leading the community fridge movement in New York City, feeding tens of thousands of people each week. I noticed that Paperboy was reaching people that were either excluded or didn’t have easy access to established food banks, so we started delivering food to them. Fast forward a few months later, Paperboy announced their run for mayor and I set out to document their campaign. As they gained more and more momentum, it was clear that Paperboy was bringing a new perspective to New York’s political conversation.