On a rainy day in June of 2007, the now former President of the United States of America found himself speaking to a subdued crowd in the tiny town of Greenwood, SC. He was exhausted, soaking wet, and beginning to doubt the whole campaign when a voice called out from the back, “Fired up, ready to go!”. The chant, started by an unassuming woman, transformed the audience and went on to become a famed rallying cry.
Fired Up is an animated short film which uses Barack Obama‘s speech as soundtrack and depicts the origin of his famous “Fired up, ready to go!” call to action.
The film is directed and produced by Dan Fipphen and Elyse Kelly and combines animation by 12 different animators from around the world.
The animation directors who worked on Fired Up include Emily Eckstein & Ege Alper, Alex Silver, Lynn Tomlinson, Jovanna Tosello, The Duke & The Duck, Amy Lee Ketchum, Juan Camilo Gonzalez, Musa Brooker, Miguel Jiron, Sara Spink, Lou Morton, and Daniela Sherer.
Watch the film below: