Yo, George Lucas,
‘Sup. I love you. You are an incredibly inspirational man to all filmmakers out there. Whenever I’m feeling down and depressed about how crappy my films are going I always watch the behind the scenes features on Star Wars to pump me up. “If George Lucas can overcome all those obstacles I can too!”
I have a proposition for you. You’re a filmmaker. I’m a filmmaker (kind of). You just sold your company to Disney for four billion dollars and are donating much of that money to your education foundation. That’s cool. Except now it’s kind of like Gates vs. Lucas, who can flood more money into our educational system? In the mean time us little people are shut in a closet. Well, anyways the point I’m trying to make is that….I’m interested in education too. We’re basically the same person. Except you’re much more creative, successful, and richer than me, and you’ve got me beat in the facial hair department, but so does a 12 year old so it’s really not much to boast about.
You know where I’m going with this. I’m making a documentary. It’s about education. Doesn’t that interest you? Doesn’t that make you want to hear more about it? Doesn’t that make you wanna…I dunno…distribute it?
On Edutopia you write, “Project-based learning, student teams working cooperatively, children connecting with passionate experts, and broader forms of assessment can dramatically improve student learning…. By shining the spotlight on these inspiring teachers and students, we hope others will consider how their work can promote change in their own schools.”
Did I mention that I’m a student?
This film is a little project of mine, and I am working with other students to make it, AND I have been connecting with experts. HEY GEORGE SHINE THE SPOTLIGHT ON ME! DISTRIBUTE THIS MOVIE. Please? The film is gonna be full of students doing amazing things. It’s full of them. It’s also full of students who have had not so amazing things happen to them, mostly testing. It’s quite unfortunate really and needs to be changed. George, you could be the guy to change it! So what do you say, will you listen to the students? Our voices have been put on mute. We’re like Han Solo frozen in carbonite. And you could be the Princess Leia that sets us free! Will you distribute this film?
At the very least could you give me Natalie Portman’s phone number?
No? Okay, but you’re missing out on a fine opportunity. Darn. Now what? Hey….Matt Damon….are you out there?
Wait, No! We don’t need celebrities to melt us out of our frozen situation. We can do it ourselves! Yeah! I love this enthusiasm!!!!!!!!
Note: I’m only really writing this blog just so people won’t think the film is dead. It’s not. There just hasn’t been much to write about.