From my boy paWL (via Alaska, both of the legendary Hangar 18 crew), a positively put, election-related video. To be more specific, watching President-Elect Obama’s acceptance speech inspired Paul and friends to create something in response. They felt compelled to capture the spirit of that night in a way that would begin to explain the import of this election and how personal it was to so many people. At the same time, it asks everyone to look forward, keep the momentum established in the Obama campaign and THINK BIG about our future.
As many of you may already know, because you responded to the call and donated your time, energy or in some cases personal stories – I was moved by the events of November 4th. To be more specific, watching President-Elect Obama’s acceptance speech inspired me to create something in response. I felt compelled to produce something that would begin to explain the import of that night, this election and how people responded to both.
I feel it’s crucial to keep the forward momentum established by the Obama campaign, and if I could contribute to that I was obligated to do so…we all are. If we’re to take anything away from Obama’s speech it is that change has to start with us, not him. We all have a responsibility to the people around us, to quote Timmy Grins.
So, I’ve produced a short film that looks forward to an Obama administration rather than looking back. There was Hope. We made Change. We all believed in the power of “Yes we can”. Now, I would argue is the time to THINK BIG, rather than settle for “yes we did”.
Everyone involved in this project donated their time, energy, talent and resources. This is not for profit and I’m not looking for anything but 6 minutes or so of your time to watch it, share it, and hopefully — keep it moving!
I would like to thank all of you that helped. It was a pleasure to share the creative process with you and I can’t tell you how good it feels just to make something because you believe in it, and watch that concept come together so organically. Please, share it with anyone you think would enjoy it — maybe even those of us that didn’t vote for Obama.
Remember… He’s your President too.
Paul Iannacchino, Jr.
With that said, here’s Paul’s video [runtime: 6:20]: