Life Stories From Self-Directed Learners

About the film

Through the stories of six extraordinary individuals, Self-Taught explores what self-directed education means to them and the impact it has had on their lives, ambitions, work and beliefs.

Whether Artist, Scientist, or Entrepreneur, they all have one thing in common: their belief that a true education is the capacity to author your own life instead of merely accepting the one you’ve been handed.

About the film maker

Jeremy’s involvement in the television and film industry has spanned over 30 years. His most recent film Class Dismissed: A Film About Learning Outside of the Classroom has been translated into 5 languages, has screened in more than 20 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

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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
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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