Production & Credits

DIRECTOR: Thomas Huchon

Thomas Huchon is journalist and documentary filmmaker, based in Paris, France. As a specialist in digital media, he is one of few experts in fake news, conspiracy theories, and hoaxes. Prior to TRUMPING DEMOCRACY, Huchon directed the wildly successful film CONSPI HUNTER for Spicee, which created a fake narrative involving the CIA, Cuba and a coverup around a AIDS virus. Huchon released the film online, allowed it to grow, and then alerted on Spicee that the documentary was a fake. His goal, which he achieved, was to show how quickly and easily conspiracy theories and harmful ideas can be spread online in the modern era.

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PRODUCER: Antoine Robin

Antoine worked for 12 years as a news reporter at Canal Plus, TF1 and M6. He was CEO of Havas Productions (2007- 2014), encompassing: News Agency (Upside), International Distribution, Cinema (Save Ferris), Brand Content Agency and the creation in 2012 of a Hub in Latam (Havas Makers). He received several awards in 2014 in the "Best Digital Activation" category (Eurobest, Crystal Festival, New York Internationalist) for Allende, an Assassinated Ideology. In 2006 he won an Emmy Award for CULT (France 5) in the "Best Interactive Program" category, for which he was editor.

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EDITOR: Jean-Bernard Schmidt

A TV journalist, he started his career at FRANCE 2, doing reports for the evening news and for one of the most famous broadcast in France: 'Complément d’enquête.' He became Deputy Chief Editor in 2004. He was hired by M6, a large private French TV network, to create a new magazine television program, of which he became Editor in Chief and Producer. He led the famous program 'Capital' watched by 5 million people every week. In 2010, he created a new documentary program: 'Capital Terre'. In 2013, he became managing director of M6. He left in 2014 to co-found Spicee.

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A FILM BY
THOMAS HUCHON

PRODUCED BY
SPICEE

PRODUCTION MANAGER
CLAIRE FENATEAU

PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS
SARAH BECOUARN
FRANCE MARIOT

PRODUCERS
ANTOINE ROBIN
JEAN-BERNARD SCHMIDT

EDITOR IN CHIEF
JEAN-BERNARD SCHMIDT

IMAGES
EDWARD BALLY
AMBROISE PRINCE
THOMAS HUCHON

EDITING
JÉRÔME PROUVOST
OLIVER LE SOLLEU
MARGUERITE TEULET

ANIMATION
MARGUERITE TEULET
STEVEN KALI
OLIVER LE SOLLEU
AMBROISE PRINCE

ARTISTIC SUPERVISION
ARNAUD PEREIRA

TECHNICAL HELP
LOCA IMAGES
L’ANTENNE PARIS

COLOR GRADING
JÉRÔME PROUVOST

AUDIO MIX
KEVIN SERVEAU (192KHZ)

VOICE OVER
PALOMA MORITZ

EDITORIAL ASSISTANCE
EMILIE COSTE
OLYMPIA VILGRAIN
SYRIELLE MEJIAS

MUSIC
CEZAME MUSIC AGENCY

ARCHIVES
C-SPAN
ABC NEWS
POLITIFACT
POND5
BREITBART NEWS
GETTY IMAGES

THANKS TO
POLITIFACT AGENCY
CAMPAIGN LEGAL CENTER
STANFORD UNIVERSITY
FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION
DAN AND PENNY KELLY
OLIVIER JEANNE
JULIAN FRANCO
PAUL-OLIVIER DEHAYE
RAVI NAÏK

Real Money. Fake News. Your Data.

This explosive documentary showcases how Trump won the 2016 Presidential Election. Discover the actions of billionaire Robert Mercer and media mogul Steve Bannon, from curtailing conservative media so that it would form to their ultra-conservative fake news, to utilizing Cambridge Analytica to buy voter information from Facebook and market to voters with highly personalized dark posts.