A Documentary Film on the Battle for Same-Sex Marriage in America

“Question One” is a probing and insightful look at one of the most bitterly divisive and issues facing our nation today — same sex marriage.

Award winning journalists, Joe Fox and James Nubile got unprecedented access to cover both sides of Maine’s historic 2009 marriage marriage referendum election.

The result is a seering documentary that brings us up close and personal to one election, that tore a state apart and was instrumental in shaping the national landscape of this fastly evolving civil rights issue.

In war room style fashion, “Question One” has done what no other film has; chronicles the behind-the scenes workings of the pro and anti same-sex marriage campaigns as they fought for the hearts, minds and votes of the people of Maine.

For three months, the filmmakers imbedded themselves in war rooms and strategy sessions as they captured the private thoughts, fears and conflicts expressed by key leaders as well as followed the foot soldiers and volunteers as they knocked on countless doors and made endless phone calls in an attempt to persuade and plead their neighbors and strangers to vote yes or no on “Question One”

“Question One” is the creation of award-winning documentary filmmakers Joe Fox and James Nubile of Fly on The Wall Productions. Their last documentary, ”Passing Poston“, about a Japanese internment camp during WWII, aired nationwide in 2010 on PBS and screened in theaters across the nation to critical acclaim.

Over the last fifteen years, Fox and Nubile have produced documentary films covering such diverse topics as restitution for Holocaust victims, abortion providers prior to Roe v. Wade, children with learning disabilities, victims of the Asian tsunami and AIDS in Southern Africa.

Their 2009 documentary “Passing Poston” screened in theaters across the nation and aired nationwide on PBS in 2010.

They founded their New York City based production company, Fly On The Wall Productions, in 1997.


Produced By: Fly On The Wall Productions
Directors: Joe Fox and James Nubile
Writer: Joe Fox
Original Music: Mark Adler