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TEACHER OF THE YEAR is set to premiere March 2nd, but we need your help to finance post production. Help us reach our goal!
TEACHER OF THE YEAR is set to premiere March 2nd, but we need your help to finance post production. Help us reach our goal!
166 backers pledged $10,670 to help bring this project to life.

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Rob Phillips, Jay Korreck, & Angie Scioli at a Fundraiser
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Nearly four years ago when we assumed the dual role of full-time educators and first-time feature filmmakers, Jay and I naively began researching and filming veteran history teacher Angie Scioli, thinking we would be finished with our work by the following summer or fall. We couldn't have been more wrong, but we are proud to say that we are near the end of production for our first feature film, TEACHER OF THE YEAR. To learn more about our story, check out the trailer from 2016.

We finally have a cut of the film (88 minutes) that we are excited to premiere at Wake Forest University's Teachers, Teaching, and Media Conference in a little less than two months, but we still need your help with post production work, insurance, and our applications to film festivals. Kickstarter also gets their cut, which is why the figure we are aiming to fundraise is a bit larger than what's projected in the graph below.

Recently, we were honored to receive a grant from the NEA Foundation, but those funds will only take us about halfway to our post production goals. With your support, we can match their generous grant and make our documentary film the best it can be.

Please consider choosing one of the donor levels listed on this page or make a donation in any amount. We appreciate any support you are willing to offer.

 

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