Dennis Trainor, Jr
Dennis Trainor Jr is a multi-media storyteller, writer, and producer covering justice, resistance, and the intersection between the arts and politics.
He was the creator, host, and producer of two nationally syndicated TV programs: Acronym TV and The Resistance Report, each produced as part of the Young Turks Network and distributed by Free Speech TV— a national, independent news network available in 40 million homes.
From January 2015- September 2015 he served as Communications Director for Jill Stein for President. He returned to the campaign as an independent contractor in July 2016-November 2016 to produce several TV commercials and dozens of short form video for the campaign’s social media platforms.
His documentary on the Occupy movement, American Autumn: an Occudoc, garnered critical praise from The New York Times, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and more. He also wrote and directed Legalize Democracy, a documentary short about the Movement To Amend the Constitution.
Between 2007-2009, he published and appeared on camera under the alias “Davis Fleetwood” and while doing so was an embedded YouTube personality/media advisor on the staff of Dennis Kucinich’s 2008 presidential campaign, earning the historical footnote as the first video blogger to be hired by a Presidential Campaign.
His op-ed writing is regularly published in The Huffington Post, Truth Out, The Real New Network, Popular Resistance and many others.
Trainor’s training and original professional experience were in the theater. He holds an MFA in Acting from the American Conservatory Theatre, is a member of Actor’s Equity Association. Also a playwright, he has had two plays produced off-off Broadway: Plug and I Coulda Been A Kennedy.
He is currently at work on a solo piece When We Were Capitalists (or Fuck You Gordon Gekko) and hosts the podcast, A Trump Show.
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