About the Film

South Shore School:
The South Shore School is a public PreK-8 school in southeast Seattle that benefits from an annual grant from the New School Foundation. The school serves students who are 50% African American, 30% Asian, 13% white and 7% Latino; and 56% of the students receive free or reduced price lunches. By starting earlier, addressing each student's learning strengths and challenges, engaging families and fostering social and emotional development along with academics, the school gets strong results for all children.

The New School Foundation
The New School Foundation is a Seattle-based nonprofit that seeks to help redefine the early stage of American public education by replicating the potent PreK-3rd program at South Shore. We intend, with Seattle Public Schools and other public and nonprofit partners, to take the South Shore program to scale in at least twenty Seattle schools by 2015.

Foundation for Child Development:
The Foundation for Child Development (FCD) is a national, private philanthropy dedicated to the principle that all families should have the social and material resources to raise their children to be healthy, educated and productive members of their communities. The Foundation seeks to understand children, particularly the disadvantaged, and to promote their well-being. We believe that families, schools, nonprofit organizations, businesses and government at all levels share complementary responsibilities in the critical task of raising new generations.

Brian Quist:
Brian Quist is an award-winning filmmaker from Seattle, Washington. When he is not directing feature films and commercials, Quist routinely returns to his cinematic roots - making films for a variety of Non Profits and progressive companies around the globe.