Spotlight on Boys State

Learn how the creative team behind this feature doc was able to come together to capture this political coming-of-age story in just seven days with Canon EOS C300 Mark IIs

From left, director-producers Amanda McBaine and Jesse Moss and cinematographers Thorsten Thielow and Wolfgang Held meet with moderator Iain Marcks in Park City.

On January 26, AC joined cinematographers Thorsten Thielow and Wolfgang Held and director-producers Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine at the Canon Creative Studio in Park City during the Sundance Film Festival to discuss the making of their feature documentary Boys State, shot with Canon EOS C300 Mark II cameras.

Learn how the team was able to come together to capture this political coming-of-age story in just seven days. 

This 52-minute filmmaker discussion was livestreamed from the Canon Creative Studio and moderated by AC contributor Iain Marcks:


Boys State is currently streaming on Apple TV+.

You’ll find more of our coverage from the 2020 Sundance Film Festival here.

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