Join the Revolution!

/ November 10, 2017/ Media, News/ 0 comments

There’s a revolution transforming American education, more than 2 million students strong, and it’s not happening in the classroom.

Production is going very well on Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution! We are approximately 80% done with filming and we have finished most of the primary interviews for the film. Filming has taken us across the country and this has provided a very broad perspective of homeschooling in America. We have been blessed to meet, interview, and even stay with some amazing homeschooling families and we have loved the hospitality and warm welcome we have received.

But we still have much to do. Once we have finished filming our last few interviews, we need to shoot some additional b-roll (footage of families doing school, kids playing, moms teaching, etc.), then the post-production process starts. In post, the hours of interviews, narration, and b-roll are edited into a cohesive story, and outside specialists like a composer, colorist, and post-production sound mixers are brought in to do their part to make Schoolhouse Rocked a great film.

Our mission with the film is to encourage and equip homeschool families to start strong and finish well. It is our hope and prayer that Schoolhouse Rocked will also inspire people considering homeschooling to dive in, and when they start, we want to provide a roadmap for success. To this end, we have had the privilage of talking with some of the brightest leaders in the movement — people like Connie Albers, Andrew Pudewa, Sarah Mackenzie, Kathy Kuhl, Andrew Kern, Mike Smith, Esq., Janice Campbell, Nanette Brown, Bryan Osborne, Rebecca Farris, Ronnie Ray, Ramon Ray, Robert Bortins, Colleen Kessler, Christopher Perrin, Ph.D., Jennifer Murff, Ph.D., Pam Barnhill, Scott LaPierre, Kerri DeRenzo, Ph.D., and many more — who have contributed much-needed wisdom, practical advice, and enouragement for families in the midst of the important, but sometimes difficult task of homeschooling their children.

But we need your help. Making a movie like Schoolhouse Rocked is a huge undertaking and we can’t do it without the support of the homeschool community. We’re still a few weeks away from launching our official crowdfunding campaign, but in the mean time there are a few things you can do to support this important project.

1) Spread the word. We need you to share this project with your friends and family. Post it to your social media feeds and follow Schoolhouse Rocked on Facebook. In order for this film to succeed it will have to have the support of many, many people.

2) Sign up for our mailing list. This is the best way to keep up with what is going on with the movie. We have a few important things coming up, including the kickoff of our official crowdfunding campaign, and we need to get the word out.

3) Make a donation. While the official crowdfunding campaign won’t launch for a few weeks, please consider making an early donation to support the film. Every dollar donated through our fiscal sponsor, From The Heart Productions, is tax-deductible and goes directly to production on the film.

4) Pray. God has been so good throughout the production process. He has provided the people and resources we have needed to get to this point. He is faithful. Please pray that He continues to bless this project, provide for our team, and that He would use Schoolhouse Rocked to impact the world for His glory! For you prayer warriors, we have a prayer team that gets semi-regular updates and specific prayer requests. If you would like to be a part of the Schoolhouse Rocked prayer team, please contact Yvette Hampton and she will get you signed up.

5) Get involved. Have you ever wanted to make a movie? It takes a huge team of people to bring a film to theaters. If you are a homeschooling advocate, a great writer, are super outgoing, are a great video editor, or have some other hidden talent, then we probably need your help. If you would like to be a part of the team, please get in touch with Yvette Hampton and she will get you started.

Thank you for supporting Schoolhouse Rocked.

   

Schoolhouse Rocked Official Trailer – Transcription

(Brittney Howard, voiceover)
“I felt like I was ruining them.”

(Andrew Pudewa, voiceover)
“If I had to spend all day, every day, with my kids I would go crazy.”

(Brittney Howard, voiceover)
“I really thought, ‘I am messing it all up.’”

(Yvette Hampton, voiceover)
“We did not have a very good view of homeschooling families, in general, and so we thought, “we would never do that to our children.”

(Titles)
There’s a revolution transforming education
and it’s not happening in the classroom.

(Andrew Pudewa)
A lot of people homeschool because they believe their children will get a better academic opportunity at home. I for one was a child who was pretty much always just painfully bored in school. I just remember most of school was about how to survive this excruciating boredom, and you couldn’t work ahead, you couldn’t do anything other than what everybody else was doing. It was like life started when school ended.

Hi, I’m Colleen Kessler and I am a homeschool mom.
I’m Sarah Mackenzie.
I’m Christopher Perrin.
My name is S.D. Smith.
My name is Rod Brown.
I’m Rebecca Farris, the Well-Planned Gal.
I’m Robert Bortins. I’m the CEO of Classical Conversations.
I’m Bryan Osborn. I’m a speaker with Answers in Genesis.
I’m Andrew Kern.
… Andrew Pudewa
… Connie Albers
… Mona Weathers
… Kathy Kuhl
… Scott LaPierre
… Janice Campbell
… (Pam Barnhill) and we have been homeschooling since the very beginning.

(Bryan Osborne)
Homeschooling today is much different than homeschooling 20, 30, 40 years ago. There are so many Co-ops, so many opportunities for kids to interact with other kids.

(Connie Albers)
That’s what the homeschool journey is about. It’s about being there with your kids. It’s about learning with your children. It’s about teaching them the love of learning. It’s about understanding who they are, and how God made them, and what calling does God have on their life.

(Bryan Osborne)
But recognizing that one of the best ways to do that today, in our particular culture, is through homeschooling.

(Titles)
Join the Revolution!

Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution.

www.SchoolhouseRocked.com

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