November 10, 2015
Oakland, CA Love Govthe Independent Institutes satirical online video series dramatizing huge problems that bad government policies have created for young peopleis a Finalist for the 2015 Reason Video Prize, the Reason Foundation has announced.
Love Gov is Independents first effort at making an online video series, so its nomination for the Prize came as a pleasant surprise to David J. Theroux, the president and founder of Independent.
Its very encouraging to be a finalist for the 2015 Reason Video Prize, Theroux said. Receiving recognition from an organization we highly respectand especially from the publicmakes it easier for us to move forward with crafting additional online episodesor even making an entirely new series. We are extremely grateful to the Reason Foundation, as well as to our partner organization, Emergent Order, for their invaluable help and encouragement.
Released on July 6th, Love Gov has now garnered more than 1.8 million total views on YouTube.
Love Gov: From First Date to Mandate is a five-part series of 5-minute videos that personifies the folly of meddlesome governmentby telling the story of Alexis Smith, a young woman whose life is turned upside down after she falls for and trusts Scott Gov Govinsky. As their relationship develops, Alexis finds herself drowning in student debt, distressed by an absurd health plan she cant afford, scrambling to find an affordable home, overwhelmed by government regulations that ruin her fledgling start-up, having her privacy upended, and more. Alexis struggles to understand the source of her problemswhile turning a deaf ear to her more perceptive friend, Libby.
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