A young woman imagines what life could be if she completed everything on her to-do list. Directed by Efe, “to-do” is a brightly colored satire in the form of a cheerful video tutorial. Running through an overwhelming list of things to accomplish each day, the woman (played by Lorelei Ramirez), wakes up, puts on a smile, and strives to engage with her life’s purpose in a number of ways. She must “work tirelessly” and “stay on brand” but also can’t forget to appear “carefree and spontaneous.” In short, “be everything, and everywhere.” For a while she can pretend to keep up, but the quest for perfection hits a snag when her imagination takes a dark turn, and the optimistic self-seminar goes off the tracks. Efe's colorful set design, costuming, and home-made props cleverly juxtapose the thick sarcasm. -KA.
Directed by Efe. Starring Lorelei Ramirez.