Project Yourself into the Future
What will become of America in five, 25, or even 50 years from today? This series of independent mini-features explores possible future scenarios through the prism of today’s global realities. Immerse yourself in the visions of these independent prognosticators as they inhabit a future of their own imagining.
Nothing is inevitable but the future.
American society is in the midst of some of the most profound and fastest-moving change in its relatively short history. We face a paradox of great challenges and great opportunities. Climate change threatens our physical survival and the fate of many species with which we are interdependent; yet the promise of green energy technology has inspired great strides in science and the promise of economic recovery. Political apathy and diminishing faith in public institutions are being countered by technologies enabling greater participation and transparency. The struggle for civil rights rages on, yet we elected an African American man to the presidency. Globalization has both divided and connected us in ways unimaginable just a decade ago.
Think of it:
A minute ago, this moment was the future.
A minute from now, everything could change.
Independent Television Service (ITVS) asked both renowned and emerging filmmakers to take the current state of affairs in the United States, and extrapolate them into stories of the nation in the not-so-distant future.
The result is FUTURESTATES, a series of groundbreaking digital shorts. Each episode presents a different filmmaker’s vision of American society projected forward, fusing an exploration of social issues with elements of speculative and science fiction.
We invite the public to join the discussion about what the future holds: Will you let it happen, or will you make it happen?
SR. PRODUCTION MANAGER
PRODUCER, ITVS INTERACTIVE
SERIES OPEN ANIMATION
SERIES TRAILER EDITOR
SERIES THEME MUSIC
SERIES SOUND DESIGN
Disher Music & Sound
POST PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR
EXECUTIVE CONTENT ADVISOR
AFI Digital Content Lab
CONSULTANT, CONTENT STRATEGY
MANAGING DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS
BROADCAST AND DISTRIBUTION
Kate Sullivan Green
MANAGING DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS AFFAIRS
MANAGING DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION
MANAGING DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Sally Jo Fifer
Mission Critical Labs
FUTURESTATES® was created with support by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people. FUTURESTATES® is the registered trademark of Independent Television Service, Inc.
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