There’s a revolution transforming American education and it’s not happening in the classroom.
Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution is a feature-length documentary coming soon. This timely film is intended to encourage and equip homeschool families to start strong and finish well. The movie follows host, Yvette Hampton, as she travels the country with her family talking with education experts, curriculum developers, college and university faculty and administrators, and homeschooling families at every stage in the process, from kindergarten to college graduation and beyond. As viewers follow Yvette on this journey and share in her challenges and victories as a homeschool mom, they will gather the necessary resources and encouragement to homeschool their own children with excellence.
We need your help to get this film into the hands of families around the world! Your tax-deductible donation will allow us to provide this great resource to families considering homeschooling for the first time, to moms struggling with feelings of inadequacy, working hard to balance family responsibilities and school time, and to students wondering if they are missing out by not attending public or private schools. Your contribution will help break down the resistance of reluctant family members and friends who don’t understand or support homeschooling, and will help to provide the tools needed to train up the next generation of leaders and world-changers.
It is our goal to empower homeschool families to better enjoy the benefits of homeschooling by clearly outlining the common challenges and then providing real-world advice and access to resources to overcome these challenges. In an effort to encourage the support of family and friends of homeschoolers, the movie will also dispel many myths that can lead to opposition to homeschooling. Finally, the movie will provide heart-felt encouragement from real people who have experienced the common struggles and blessings of homeschooling. We believe that by providing a realistic picture of the benefits, challenges, and real-world outcomes of homeschooling, by disseminating wise advice and valuable resources, and by offering heart-felt encouragement we can effectively carry out our mission.
Schoolhouse Rocked is not an anti-public school movie. It is not an anti-government, anti-vaccination, anti-classroom, anti-NEA, or anti-Department of Education movie. Schoolhouse Rocked is a PRO-HOMESCHOOLING MOVIE. We understand that the rapid decline of the public schools, coupled with a rising desire among parents to take control of their children’s education and training has lead to the explosive growth of the homeschool movement – The Homeschool Revolution. Schoolhouse Rocked seeks to be a leading force in the next wave of that revolution. Therefore, we must provide valuable tools for current homeschoolers and encourage the next wave of families to join the revolution.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
“I just wanted to say thank you so much for doing what you guys are doing [making Schoolhouse Rocked]. Thank you for your boldness, joy, and peace while striving to build this love of learning and encouragement to other parents who are homeschooling and wanting to homeschool!” Danielle (Montana)
“As I started my homeschool journey I felt lost and overwhelmed. I am so excited to see this film help new families gain some insight and encouragement. I can’t wait to hear the testimonies of what this film will do for new families beginning their journey!” Christy (Georgia)
“Schoolhouse Rocked is bringing a fresh and enlightening perspective to the stereotyped homeschooling community and encouragement to a weary mama to stay strong while homeschooling children through high school.” Audra (California)
“I’m so excited about Schoolhouse Rocked! Unlocking the mystery of homeschooling and making it transparent to everyone will bridge gaps on educational choices families make and make homeschool a more accessible option for more families.” Angela (Georgia)
“Thanks for joining us, we are honored to support you and your film. I am a major proponent for home schooling. This film will be so well received. Mothers and grandmothers across America are waiting for this, I can assure you. Best of luck.” Carole Dean, President
If you are excited about the film, please let us know. Get in touch with us here and tell us why you can’t wait for Schoolhouse Rocked. Better yet, make a tax-deductible donation now and leave us a note with your donation. We would love to hear your story.
Garritt Hampton – Director
Garritt is a movie industry veteran with credits on some of the biggest movies of the last decade, including Interstellar, Furious 7, TRON: Legacy, GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, and many more. Following several years of working as a motion control technician in Hollywood, Garritt made an abrupt shift and taught film at a Los Angeles area private school, while producing short documentary content for his church. His time teaching high school and middle school students deepened his love for education and his passion for the creative process. You can view Garritt’s credits on IMDB.
Yvette Hampton – Producer/Host
Yvette’s greatest enjoyment is being a wife and mom. She has been homeschooling since 2011 and is passionate about changing lives and families through homeschooling. She and Garritt have been married for 23 years and she thrives on interacting with people, especially young wives and moms who are in need of encouragement. Her organizational skills and ability to connect with people make her an excellent host and producer.
Connie Albers – Associate Producer
Connie is a respected speaker and author for NavPress who has served the homeschooling community for more than 27 years. In addition to homeschooling her five children, she has served as a director and board member for a large state homeschool organization and has been a Speaker Relations and Events Manager for Apologia Educational Ministries.
Bronze Oxen Films will enlist the services of experts, including a composer, colorist, assistant editor, post sound mixer, and a graphic artist to complete the post-production process on Schoolhouse Rocked.
CAST (Partial List)
In addition to several homeschool families across the United States, we have interviewed many of the leaders in the homeschool community, including:
J. Michael Smith, Esq. has served as president of Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) since 2001. He has been defending homeschooling in court and before the legislature since 1983, when He and his wife Elizabeth, along with Michael Farris and his wife Vickie, founded HSLDA.
Dr. Carol M. Swain is a former professor of political science and law at Vanderbilt and Princeton Universities. She is an engaging public speaker, political commentator, author, and homeschooling advocate who is passionate about empowering others to raise their voices in the public square.
Sam Sorbo is an actress, author, and homescholing advocate. She and her husband Kevin homeschool their three children. Her books, They’re Your Kids and Teach from Love are excellent resources for homeschooling families and parents intent on teaching their children Biblical values.
Andrew Pudewa is the director of the Institute for Excellence in Writing and a father of seven. Traveling and speaking around the world, he addresses issues related to teaching, writing, thinking, spelling, and music with clarity, insight, practical experience, and humor.
Andrew Kern is the founder and president of the CiRCE Institute, the founding author of The Lost Tools of Writing, and co-author of the best-selling book Classical Education: The Movement Sweeping America.
Christopher A. Perrin, PhD is the CEO/publisher at Classical Academic Press, and a national leader, author, and speaker for the renewal of classical education. He serves as a consultant to classical schools and is the director of the Alcuin Fellowship and the co-chair of the Society for Classical Learning.
Ken Ham is the president, CEO, and founder of Answers in Genesis-US, the Creation Museum, and the Ark Encounter. His passion for apologetics and Biblical authority have made him one of the most in-demand Christian speakers in North America.
Heidi St. John is a highly sought-after conference speaker who has delighted tens of thousands of people through her books, podcast, blog, and social media posts. She is an outspoken homeschool advocate and homeschools her seven children.
Bryan Osborne is a speaker and curriculum specialist at Answers in Genesis. He taught Bible history in a public school for 13 years and, for nearly 20 years, he has been teaching Christians to defend their faith.
Israel Wayne is the author of several books, a popular conference speaker, and Director of Family Renewal. He and his wife, Brook, are both homeschool graduates who homeschool their nine children. He has been a regular columnist for Home School Digest, Home School Enrichment and The Old Schoolhouse magazines.
Sarah Mackenzie is the best-selling author of Teaching from Rest: A Homeschooler’s Guide to Unshakable Peace, creator and host of the Read-Aloud Revival podcast, and a popular speaker at homeschool conventions across the country. Sarah homeschools her six children.