About the film
The Obama Effect
Release Date: July 13, 2012
|Slogan||:||«A people's past, a nation's future, one man's passion.»|
|Director||:||Charles S. Dutton|
|Producers||:||Alan Pao, Corey Large, Kelly Hirano, Robert A. Johnson, Barry Hankerson, Megan Estes, Geno Taylor, Harry Smith, Stevie Lockett, Rich Bokides, Clayton Moore, Ifeanyi Njoku, E.J. Wessel, Adam Litt|
|Writers||:||Charles S. Dutton, Barry Hankerson, Samuel Z. Jean, Sidra Smith, Celeste Walker|
A serious health scare ignites John Thomas, an insurance salesman in his 50s, to take a closer look at his life. Motivated by a misguided obsession with getting Barack Obama elected, John takes an overwhelming involvement in the Presidential campaign. While John becomes obsessed with the ideal of change that Obama represents for Americans, he has in turn neglected to create positive change in his own life, particularly with regard to his health and familial relationships. John hides his health problems from his strong, yet supportive wife, Molly, creating a strain on their marriage. John seeks the support of a Republican relative, MLK, who initially starkly resists supporting a Democratic candidate. John's son, Kalil, rebels against his father's avid support of Obama by supporting the Republican candidate as well. John neglects to support his daughter, Tamika, at a crucial moment in her life...