Today is the launch of our fundraising campaign on Kickstarter for the Self-Taught documentary.
It’s an exciting day for sure as it marks the beginning of what I hope will be another amazing filmmaking experience.
It’s been 2 years since my last film Class Dismissed premiered in Los Angeles to a sold-out audience and what a wild 2 years it’s been!
Class Dismissed, has gone on to screen in more than 10 countries receiving wide critical acclaim from homeschoolers and alternative educators all over the world, and I’ve had the privilege of meeting many families and educators just like you who are committed to making a difference in the lives of their children.
In screenings and conversations I’ve had all over the world, many of you have asked me what my next project would be; and many of you have also raised an important question, namely:
How do kids who are non-traditionally schooled turn out as 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?
I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about these questions, and the idea of exploring them in a film has ebbed and flowed in and out of my consciousness for many months. I’m the kind of person who likes to give creative ideas space to grow and evolve until they reach a point where they can’t be ignored any more. That time has come with this film!
So I’m thrilled to be announcing this film and jumping in again. But as before with my last film, I really need your help to make it happen, so please take a look at the kickstarter campaign and contribute whatever you can. And share, share, share it with all your friends and on your social media networks. I really believe we are on the cusp of great change in our attitudes towards, freedom, self-directed learning and empowerment and I’d love to get this film out as far and wide as possible.
Be sure to check back for updates here as this site and the film both evolve.
Thanks so much for all your support,