TECCS Film Fundraiser Video
We're proud to announce our production of the 2018 TECCS Film fundraising campaign video to help The Ethical Community Charter School (TECCS) and the Family School Association (FSA) continue to inspire, educate and connect students with the arts!
We created the TECCS Film fundraiser campaign video to capture the essence of students learning on a real film set can open their world to opportunities. The fundraiser is designed to give students a chance to make an independent movie – written, produced, and starring students, with guidance from seasoned professionals – with an actual theatrical release planned for early 2019. We directed, produced, and edited the video using footage at TECCS and our THISLEARNING® studio in downtown Jersey City.
About The Film
This semester TECCS is making a movie produced, written, and starring students in 2nd -8th grade. The project will be led by Kris Van Nest, Executive Producer of the online media network THISLEARNING®. Kris will lead the kids through a 10-week after-school workshop about the filmmaking process, and then direct and edit a live-action short film, written by and starring our students. Working alongside Kris will be several TV and film veterans who will mentor the kids in their areas of expertise. The movie will have a red carpet premiere in early 2019 at the historic Loew’s Jersey Theater, and will be sponsored by the Golden Door International Film Festival in Jersey City. Tax deductible donations mean we can offer this educational opportunity to students for FREE!
About The FSA
The FSA Performing Arts Program is an after school enrichment program at The Ethical Community Charter School (TECCS), a K-8 public school in Jersey City, NJ. The school has a focus on ethics, social justice, and exploring and helping the community around us. We have one of the most diverse student bodies in the world, with more than 40 languages spoken at home in a school of just under 400 students. However, TECCS is one of the lowest-funded public schools in New Jersey—by law, NJ charters get 90% of the funding other public schools do, but in reality we get only 55%. Programs like Performing Arts only exist because of the financial support of the community. FSA (Family School Association) is a 501c3 and raises money for extracurricular programs. The Arts program is overseen by a team of volunteer parents who raise funds in order to provide a creative space that is free of charge to all students who wish to participate. FSA Performing Arts has supported plays, concerts, and talent shows, but this year we’re going bigger.
Learn more and donate at http://teccsfilm.com.