Shonda Rhimes and her producing partner Betsy Beers produced a 12 minute film, Hillary, to be played at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia prior to Clinton taking the stage this evening at 10:00pm ET.
“It is an honor to provide America with an intimate portrait of Hillary. Everyone already knows the powerhouse – now, with this piece, everyone will also get to know the person.” – Shonda Rhimes
The biographical film will be narrated by Morgan Freeman, and will shed a light on Clinton’s mother and her influence on her daughter. It will also feature clips from Clinton, her husband Bill Clinton, President Barack Obama, a 9/11 survivor and first responder, and old friends.
“Producing this film was a major highlight of my career, and I am incredibly honored that the campaign entrusted us with the responsibility. It is beyond inspiring to see this amazing woman secure the Democratic nomination for President of the United States.” – Betsy Beers
Rhimes has been a long time supporter of Clinton. Earlier this year, Rhimes and her leading ladies, Kerry Washington, Viola Davis, and Ellen Pompeo teamed up in an endorsement video, directed by Scandal co-star Tony Goldwyn, for Clinton. The video aired on ABC during the ‘Thank God It’s Thursday’ (TGIT) Shondaland lineup. Throughout the video, each of the Shondaland leading ladies referred to their characters as brilliant, complex, overqualified, get it done woman, who obsessively fights for justice.
The ad was extremely powerful as Rhimes has created some of the most interesting, diverse, complex, and multi-dimensional female characters in the history of television. Developing multiple strong female characters who are seen battling adversity and sexism among a host of other trials and tribulations while coming out at the other end stronger than ever is simply revolutionary when it comes to television content, and mirrors everything that Clinton stands for.
Check out the video below!