Jeff Goodby and Rich Silverstein of Goodby, Silverstein & Partners created this little song above, sung by our children sad about the future, encouraging people to re-elect President Obama. No stranger to political ads, Rich Silverstein distilled eight years of politics into word-posters back in 2007 to encourage people to vote democrat. This time he got Jeff Goodby to help out and write the song, despite being a registered Republican, and the song goes a little like this;
"Imagine an America / Where strip mines are fun and free / Where gays can be fixed / And sick people just die / And oil fills the sea
We don’t have to pay for freeways! / Our schools are good enough / Give us endless wars / On foreign shores / And lots of Chinese stuff"
The chorus repeats, "We’re the children are the future, American through and through. But something happened to our country, and we’re kind of blaming you." OK. If I don't vote Obama, my kid is gonna be peeved. Gotcha.
Update Seems this ad went viral: Fox News, Huffington Post, Policymic... etc etc.
Future Children Project
Jeff Goodby - Copywriter
Rich Silverstein - Art Director
Tim Green - Art Director
Todd Porter - Producer, Music Supervisor
David Michel Ruddy - Composer + Music Producer
Sue Bohlin - Vocal Casting, Coaching
Genevieve McCarty - Line Producer
Norman Bonney - DP
Thomas Ruge - 1st AD
Whitney Ferris - 2nd AD
Sam Houser - Assistant Producer
Bob Henningsen - Production Manager
Alvin Shen - Production Coordinator
Erik Johnson - Editor
Quinn Moticka - Assistant Editor
Ty Bardi - VFX Supervisor
Dave Baker - Audio Editing and Mixing
Nathan T Winter - Recording Engineer
Alison Plansky - Post Producer
Nicholas DeMatteo - Additional instrumentation
Yair Evnine - Additional Instrumentation
Bess Cocke - Director Business Affairs
Jaime Szefc - Business Affairs Associate Manager
Kids: Andrés, Aramé, Ariel, Ava, Bailey, Benjamin, Brandon, Bryn, Carmen, Claire, Damien, Daniel, Delphina, Desi, Dylan, Emi, Emma, Eric, Evelyn, Isaak, Lana, Michael, Nathan, Nora, Rachel, Ratu, Ryan, Vincenzo, Zachary.
Thanks: James Horner, Robert Geary, Katie Porter, Dahlia Burde