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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    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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    3 Story Films
    Oakland, California.

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