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Deciding Vote


Robert Lyons, Jeremy Workman

Executive Producers

Doron Steger, Sherry Steger


Jeremy Workman, Robert Lyons, Melissa Jacobson


Kristen Bye


Gabriella Garcia-Pardo, Karen Rodriguez, Lynn Weissman, Jeremy Workman

Over 50 years ago, New York State Assemblyman George Michaels cast a single vote that changed the course of American history but destroyed his political career in the process. For the first time, Deciding Vote shares the now-forgotten story of how Michaels defied his conservative and religious constituents by casting the critical tie-breaking vote on a bill which legalized abortion in the state of New York, laying the groundwork for Roe v Wade. The film is a moving tribute to this lost act of political courage.

Director, Secret Mall Apartment

Jeremy Workman is the director of the documentaries Lily Topples the World (Discovery), Deciding Vote (The New Yorker), The World Before Your Feet (Greenwich Entertainment / Kino Lorber), and Magical Universe (IFC Films), among others. Jeremy’s documentaries have played at prestigious film festivals and been released in theaters and on TV across the globe. Lily Topples The World won the Jury Grand Prize for Best Documentary at the 2021 SXSW Film Festival and was soon acquired by Discovery. It can be streamed on MAX. The World Before Your Feet was released theatrically in nearly 100 global cities in 2019, played in theaters for nearly 6 months, and currently stands at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. Deciding Vote premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, screened at the inaugural DC/DOX film festival, and won multiple film festival awards, before being acquired by The New Yorker for a 2023 release. It was shortlisted for the 96th Academy Awards in the Documentary Short Film category.

Co-Director, Deciding Vote

Rob Lyons is an Emmy-Award Nominated producer, who has produced films for ESPN’s 30 for 30 series and feature documentaries released theatrically by IFC Films, Cohen Media Group and Netflix. Known primarily for his work in movie marketing as the Executive Director of Wheelhouse Creative, he has overseen marketing campaigns for dozens of films and produced numerous documentary companion pieces and featurettes. A member of the Producer’s Guild, Rob is currently producing an untitled feature documentary about Jule Campbell, the famed mastermind of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, directed by her daughter Jill Campbell.