Self-Taught

A Documentary About Life, Success & Self-Directed Learning

About the film

What happens to those kids who didn’t go to school or experienced non-traditional educations once they become adults? Are they “successful” in life? Can they get into college if they choose to follow that route? How do they make a living, get jobs or start their own businesses? And how do they define success for themselves?

Self-Taught will follow a number of adult self-directed learners as they go about their lives. We will immerse ourselves in their daily activities to see how they make a living, and how they feel about it. The questions guiding this film will explore how these individuals measure their success, and if they feel their non-traditional education helped or hindered them as adults.

Throughout the film, we’ll also hear from experts with extensive experience in child development, psychology, brain science and education and delve into what it means to be a self-directed learner, and we’ll examine the differences between extrinsic and intrinsic motivation and how that guides our choices through life.

About the film maker

Jeremy’s involvement in the television and film industry has spanned over 25 years. His most recent film Class Dismissed: A Film About Learning Outside of the Classroom has been screened in more than 10 countries and received great acclaim in alternative education circles around the world.

In addition, as an editor he has worked on hundreds of music videos, commercials, and corporate projects, as well as award winning documentaries and short films for clients such as Lucasfilm, Dolby Laboratories, National Geographic Channel, Smithsonian Channel, Yamaha, Virgin America, Sony, Dave Matthews Band, Acura and GoPro.

More information about Jeremy and his work can be found at www.jeremystuart.com

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Wall of Fame

Thank you to the following supporters who have made this film possible.
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A. Ievers
Alan, Sheinach, Paige & Rachel
Alexei Winter
Alice Gallagher
Alison Barlow
Alvaro Maceda
AMOD school in Napa
Amy – Charlotte, NC
Amy Beth Smith
Amy Greene
Angela Gross
Anonymous
Anton Caserta
April Rose

Armene, a grateful admirer
Barb Lundgren
Barry Kayton
Becca Bernstein
Beth and Joal Dubois
Blake Boles
Brenda Gilbert
Brian & Teresa Fitzpatrick
Brian Stretch
Brooke Stabler
C Tompkin
Caring Mama
Carol Cross, Heroic University
Carol Nash
Carrie Honore

Catherine Ives
Cecilia and Jason Hilkey
Charliene Wilson
Chas Petersen
Chris G
Chrissy Wissler
Ciarán O’Meara
Clearwater Family
Clifton and Amy Edwards
Connie Allen and Doug Greig
Cortese Family
Danielle A. Levine
Dara Crawford
David Martin

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Company Info

3 Story Films
Oakland, California.

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