If I Were The President Short Film

$1,315 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 8 people in 9 months
If I Were The President is a nationwide art project that asks youth under 18 years old what they would change if they were the President of the United States.

To bring this project to life, we are embarking on a cross-country journey in April to shoot a short film that collects the voices of a diverse group of youth who vary in age, gender, race, location, and socioeconomic status saying what they would change as President.

The project aims to collect half a million youth voices to serve as a snapshot of the dreams of this generation and to be delivered to the White House in hopes of making a strong, poetic statement about a future worth fighting for together.

Why are we doing this? 

To address the problems of our society, we must reevaluate how we treat ourselves, one another, and the planet at large and we strongly feel that dreams in the inherently poetic voice of a child can bridge superficial divides and instigate meaningful change.

The short film serves to elevate the voices of these youth and share their message to a larger audience. It will be screened at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in June and will also be available online to spread the word about this initiative.

What are we using the money for?

We are raising $10,000 to cover costs for renting film equipment (camera package, sound equipment, hard drives, lighting, etc), flights to fives cities across the US, and basic lodging. Any unused funds will be donated to Larkin Street Youth Services, a non-profit working to end youth homelessness in San Francisco.

Who are we? 

Aimee Hoffman is a multi-disciplinary artist based in San Francisco. She was born and raised in Canada and moved to San Francisco in 2015 where she began her creative career in film, photo, and music.  Aimee is directing the short film. 

Kelly Teacher is a freelance filmmaker with a passion for telling stories that make the world a better, more compassionate place. Prior work includes launching Teen Vogue's video production division which garnered over 1 billion online views in two years.

Anna Sergeeva is an artist based in San Francisco, born in Ukraine, and raised in Colorado. Her previous work includes The Compliment Project which The New York Times called “a marketing campaign for kindness.” Anna is the founder of If I Were The President and producing the short film. 

Here are some of their messages so far:

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Raised by 8 people in 9 months
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