How Grasshopper Film Waged an Oscar Campaign About a War Documentary That Came Under Attack


After Last Men in Aleppo was named Best in Show at the 2017 National Media Market, no one who watched its screening was likely surprised to see it later become an Oscar nominee for Best Documentary. Although it didn't win, the film itself is remarkable for a number of reasons, and the campaign to get the nomination was plagued by politically motivated opposition media and social media attacking its integrity. NMM Chair Jeff Tamblyn spoke with Ryan Krivoshey, the founder and CEO of Grasshopper Film and distributor of Last Men, to learn how to campaign for an Oscar...and what it's like when your film is under fire.

Audio podcast, 20:55.