America In 4 Minutes highlight the ins and out of living in America from a social, political, and everyday stand point. The main purpose is to motivate and inspire others, while illustrating the global importance of having gratitude and American pride. I feel it's very easy to get caught up in our differences (social/political/religious/cultural), our past, and in the daily activity of life in America. Hopefully this poem will cause someone to pause, if even for a second, to take in just how blessed and fortunate we truly are. Thanks for watching. Links and full credits below.
Credits: Produced/Written/ Performed by: Branden Wellington Director: John F. McClellan Associate Producers: Patrick Stoffer, Daniel Carpenter, Zach Strawn Director of Photography: John F. McClellan Camera Operator: Brandon Kelley Assistant Camera: Brett Zubler Sound: Jim Mowery Editing: John F. McClellan GFX Editing: Tim O'Brien Soundtrack: Tony Anderson
Special Thanks: Broad Ripple Magnet High School, Indiana Arts Commission, NAACP Act-So, National Endowment for the Arts, New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, Poetry Out Loud, Al Chase, Alexis Renee, Malcolm Wells, Ross Loyal, my entire family, and an extra special thanks to my mom for inviting the gift of poetry in my life back in 4th grade.