mission of Arts Exit: a documentary is to present the current
lack of arts education in Portland Schools, to follow an
artistic student who is struggling to find her voice without current
access to the arts in school, to explore the role of
the arts in a well rounded education, and to highlight the work of
Ballot Measure 26-146 to restore arts educators to all Portland elementary
schools by 2014.
My name is Char Hutson and I'm a self taught filmmaker. I'm someone who loves watching documentaries, who loves working with youth, and who loves every aspect of the arts. This is my first documentary and I am beyond excited to add 'documentary filmmaker' to my list of accomplishments. However, I have reached a road block with funding and need financial support to complete this movie project. Your financial support will help fund the following needs:
Crew & Equipment ($1250)
2 Hard Drives ($350)
Original Music Produced ($500)
Promotional Materials ($750)
Film Merchandise ($500)
Professional Editor ($4000)
Miscellaneous items, fees, permits ($650)
The above items total $8000 and will allow us to finish the film.
MORE ABOUT THE FILM
Exit will interweave 3 main storylines to document the role of arts
education in public schools. We have already begun to interview local
Portland artists, politicians, school administrators, students and arts
education advocates to find out why the arts exited from Portland
schools over the last decade.
we will be following the life of one high school student in the PPS
school system as she struggles to find her voice and her identity
through the arts. Her story will capture the real impact that the lack
of arts education can have in a student’s life path.
we are interviewing Portland artists, politicians, and art advocates to
find out why they believe arts education is critical to a well rounded
education in the public school system. Interviews include Former
Portland Mayor Sam Adams, visual artists and a Portland State University
we are interviewing school administrators and Ballot
Measure 26-146 organizers to find out the reasons for the current lack
of arts education in Portland schools and the hopeful impact of Ballot
Measure 26-146, which passed this November in Portland. Interviews
include Jessica Jarrett Miller, executive director of the CAN network.
irony of the situation makes it all the more important to highlight, as
many people, even in Portland itself, have no idea that regular arts
courses are not currently being offered in our public schools.
are currently a two woman team, Char Hutson
(director/camerawoman/editor) and Emily Sterling (producer) who are
funding this project out of our pocketbooks. We believe in the
importance of this story and the power of the arts in our education
system; especially for low-income and at risk students. Please help us tell this important story by supporting our film.
VIDEO CLIPS CREDIT: Our Portland, Our School (Jefferson high school footage), Castle Fox Studio (Jefferson dancers footage), Ryan Chen (Why the arts footage) and Kris Guico (Urban arts footage).