POLITICO has exclusively obtained a trailer for Alex Holder’s “Unprecedented,” which was among the footage the filmmaker turned over to the House Jan. 6 committee.
POLITICO has exclusively obtained a trailer for Alex Holder’s“Unprecedented,” the British filmmaker’s upcoming Discovery+ docuseries about the Trump family.
The hours of video that Holder provided over to the House Committee on January 6 as requested contained the two-plus minute teaser. Holder testified before the committee on June 23 behind closed doors.
With previously unseen footage of Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump, and Jared Kushner, each of whom is seen in outtakes from their sit-down interviews, the new video showcases the filmmaker’s special access to the former president and his family.
Outtakes from Holder’s interviews with Trump and the former vice president Mike Pence have been made public, and clips of talks with Eric and Ivanka have been recounted in the press. But the teaser gives us our first glimpse of how much access Holder had to the Trump family.
Ivanka frets about a line on her dress, and jokes about covering it with a pet roaming about. “Can I borrow your dog?” she asks her makeup artist. Kushner nervously repositions his tie and asks “Is that OK?” Don Jr., seen at a rally, screams, “We will make liberals cry again!” Eric is caught on a phone call, mysteriously saying, “For the sake of this country, we’re going to get these guys.”
The quick cuts are set to Vivaldi and interspersed with a series of text-only shots explaining the movie: “Witness the 3-part documentary event … With exclusive access … To the most controversial family in the world … Gaining power is easy … Surrendering it is not.”
It all builds to Jan. 6, when the Vivaldi suddenly stops and a wide shot of Trump at the “Stop the Steal” rally in Washington appears. “Let’s all walk down Pennsylvania Avenue,” he tells the crowd.
Then Holder’s cameraperson joined the crowd as it marched on the Capitol. “We’ve got to get the roaches out, all of them,” a protester yells straight to the camera as he appears to move toward Congress. Next up is a montage of scenes from the frontlines as the rioters breach the Capitol and police in riot gear are attacked.
As the Vivaldi fades and the movie’s title appears, Trump’s faint voice can be heard from the distance: “Do you miss me yet?”