Award-Winning Filmmaker, Bayan Joonam, Returning for Season 2 of “The Search for Q”

August 09 09:04 2022
Award-Winning Filmmaker, Bayan Joonam, Returning for Season 2 of "The Search for Q"

Bayan Joonam is returning to ViceTV’s Season 2 of “The Search for Q”. The show revolves around the viral conspiracy movement with an eye toward understanding its radicalizing impact on society. The four-part docuseries gets unprecedented access to many of the leaders who planned and financed the continued efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 Election including an explosive interview with MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell and exclusive access to Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne as he went in to testify in front of the January 6th committee.

Bayan Joonam is an award-winning filmmaker and host of ViceTV’‘s  “The Search for Q” which is the networks third most popular show of all time. Prior to that, he was a producer on MTV”s “16 & Recovering” which won the RFK Human Rights Book &Journalism Award for Best Domestic TV. He also served as the Show Runner on CNN’s Anthology of Short Documentaries which aired in the summer of 2021.

Bayan partnered with actor Rainn Wilson (of NBC’s; The Office) between 2012 and 2018 to build the uplifting digital media brand SoulPancake. During his tenure, he led the development and creation of over 50 award-winning original programs such as “Kid President”, “My Last Days”and “SoulPancake.” These shows led to nearly a billion views, 10M+ followers, and multi-season television franchises. In 2016, SoulPancake was acquired by Participant Media.

Bayan worked as a producer at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., where he helped restructure the organization’s online content workflow to deliver daily content. He earned a B.F.A. in Film, Photography, and Visual Arts at Ithaca College in New York. He attended Idyllwild Arts Academy prior to that, where he studied cinematography. Growing up in Israel, Bayan’s  bus stop was attacked by a suicide bomber, inspiring his dedication to pursue work that addresses ideological divides.

ViceTV’s Season 2 of “The Search For Q” will air in August of 2022.

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