Private Project

Arts Exit: Saving The Creative Kid

Arts Exit is a documentary about the reduction of the arts in Portland Public Schools in recent years and the quest to bring back arts access for all students through the controversial Arts Tax. Heard from the perspective of students, teachers, politicians, and artist, our film tells the story of the history of the arts in schools in Portland, and the importance of saving creativity's critical place in the education system.

  • Char Hutson
    Director
  • Char Hutson
    Writer
  • Emily Sterling
    Writer
  • Emily Sterling
    Producer
  • Alexis Whitney
    Key Cast
  • Ce'Hara Robinson
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 4 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 8, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Char Hutson

Char Hutson is a native of Portland and a graduate of Jefferson High Performing Arts Magnet School (1985-89). She has worked with national youth programs and local non-profits to serve at-risk and underrepresented youth within the Portland Public School District. She attended Portland State University and majored in Communications. She worked for Portland Community Media as an Assistant Youth Media Manager and currently is an Independent Producer. 'Arts Exit' is Char's first featured documentary and she is the owner of Perception Media. She has a strong desire to use digital media and the performing arts as a catalyst for change in our youth and community.

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