When I grow up – Vote Wisely

When I Grow Up… is a project that reminds everyone about the importance of voting. On the eve of what many perceive to be the most important election of their lifetimes, a team of people were inspired to unite and create a piece of sharable content that would not just remind Americans about the importance of voting, but also remind them of the Presidents that came before, and the powerful legacies they left behind. “When I Grow Up” points to the Presidents who embodied qualities of true leadership and stood for principles that helped unite us as a nation. Ten Presidents provide the inspiration for a reflection on voting wisely on November 8: Harry Truman, Teddy Roosevelt, John F Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, George Washington, Barack Obama, Thomas Jefferson, Ronald Reagan.

When I Grow Up - Vote Wisely - George Washington

From the Filmmakers

“We invited a variety of Americans from all ages and all walks of life to answer one simple question: who was the President that inspired you most throughout your life… the President you wanted to be like when you grew up. We had a table full of framed portraits of past Presidents and asked each of our subjects to select the one that meant the most to them. In listening to our subjects talk about these Presidents, what stood out to us was the consistent themes of kindness, strength, fairness, and the ability to bring people together — a far cry from what we’ve seen represented in parts of the 2016 election. We want this film to remind voters to think about the example we’re setting for the next generation. Of the two candidates on the ticket, who do we think will do a better job at inspiring our children? That’s the person we hope Americans vote for.”

When I grow up Credits

Filming was shot by directors Matt Ogens (Bullitt) and Steven Oritt with creative director/copywriter David Blacker, producer John Nguyen, and director of photography John Tipton.

Post production was done at Union Editorial and Resolution by editor Daniel Luna, assistant editors Hunter Lurie and Roman Petrov, Flame artist Maury Rosenfeld, sound designer Milos Zivkovic, post executive producer Michael Raimondi, producers Samantha Machado and Logan Aries.

Music was by WAZ-JACKSON.