Tomorrow is a short film that depicts a young Obama at Columbia University who is at a crossroads in determining what he’s meant to do with his life. Through a series of memories and visions of the future, Obama begins to perceive his fate. This all occurs over the course of an evening shared with friends. We hope that Tomorrow will entertain and energize, getting voters engaged with and excited about Obama’s 2012 presidential campaign.
Since Obama took office, the world has continued to change. Despite his best efforts, the financial crisis and years of never-ending war have further jeopardized our generation’s hopes and dreams.
The creator of Tomorrow, Emil, is no stranger to the effects of recession. Though he earned a spot at the top of his graduating class at Fordham and won a Fulbright scholarship to study diplomacy abroad, Emil has been unable to promising work. His frustrations made him ponder the state of our American dream, and Obama as the embodiment of it. Did Obama ever struggle with profound uncertainty?
So, Emil penned the script for Tomorrow. While he normally works in the feature length format, he wanted to try his hand at a short film that would be the anti-political campaign ad. Rather than telling you what to think, Tomorrow is supposed to make you think.