About the documentary

THE MAYOR is a 68-minute stereotype-shattering documentary that reveals the humanity of seniors living life to the fullest in a retirement community in Texas. Through the 88-year-old Mayor back on the dating scene, a Southern dame devoted to her deceased husband, and a hilarious firecracker of a woman with sharp wit and tongue intact, the film intimately explores our eternal struggle for love and connection. The octogenarians of THE MAYOR defy cultural expectations and demonstrate how our golden years can be as meaningful, challenging, and triumphant a time as any other.

About the Director

Jared Scheib is an artist-entrepreneur from Dallas, Texas and a graduate of the University of Southern California, where he studied film production in the School of Cinematic Arts and neuroscience as an inaugural member of the Brain and Creativity Institute. In late 2013 he debuted DOODU BOY, his second feature documentary stageplay to direct and dramaturge after WRESTLES WITH MACHISTA. His first feature documentary film THE MAYOR is currently in distribution after completing its festival run, and he is in post-production on WHAT LOVE IS, his second feature documentary. His commercial DO YOU BELIEVE IN A SECULAR AMERICA? won the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science’s social media contest. His films have been exhibited at the Directors Guild of America (Hollywood), Dallas Museum of Art, Tel Aviv Cinematheque, Auckland Art Gallery, and Roxie Theater (San Francisco), broadcast on television in Texas (PBS), Israel (Channel 8), and New Zealand (Sky TV Arts Channel), and distributed online via iTunes, Amazon, VHX, and SnagFilms. In addition to film and theater, Jared manages friend and artist, Cecelia Webber, whose human bodies artwork has been seen worldwide. Jared believes that content is king, and to that end he imbues his works with universality, authenticity, and intensity, striving to emphasize what makes art meaningful: honest emotion. See more at http://jaredscheib.com.
  • Cast

    • starringSam Berger
    • also starringCordy Frieze
    • also starringDorothy June Wyll
    • also starringCeil Schwartz
    • featuringEd Schwartz
    • featuringMarguerite Gulbis

    Crew

    • Director & EditorJared Scheib
    • Producers & CinematographersJared Scheib & Ashley Michael Karitis
    • Executive ProducersJack & Eileen Scheib
    • Sound Editor & Re-Recording MixerArthur Baum
    • ColoristChris Hall
    • TitlesAndrew Chittenden
    • Production & Post-Production AssistantsAlan Michnoff & Alex Kleinman