A Must-Watch Documentary Following Teacher Musician Konrad Wert on Tour Engaging Audiences on Conversations about Special Needs and Public School Education
Award-winning filmmaker Todd Tue who talks about his documentary, the inspiring journey of Konrad Wert who steps away from his classroom in Texas to pursue his musical side as a career under his stage name, Possessed by Paul James.
Konrad tours the country with his family to engage teachers, parents, and audiences in a conversation about the current state of special education in public schools. As opportunities arise, Konrad must decide how his service is most effective- as an advocating artist or as a teacher in the classroom.
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Running Time: 38:-07
00:55 - 1:25 Intro
1:30 –Todd Tue finding his inspiration in teacher-musician with Konrad Wert’s for the documentary ‘When It Breaks’
6:10 – Getting Konrad’s wife, Jenny, to sign off on the film
6:55 – Filmmaker POV on Konrad the musician touring the country and talking to his audiences about the challenges in the public school system, and more specifically special needs education
8:45 – Following Konrad from a dad POV
9:45 – Following Konrad as an audience member and hearing from him what is going on in public school education
11:00 –Konrad at crossroads, making more money as a musician
12:40 –Konrad the musician
13:40 –Konrad leaving the classroom and his teacher side on tour
15:30 – Takeaways and challenges in the film about public school education.
17:45 – Filmmaker’s opinion on why teachers should be paid more
23:00 –The producing and creative process
25:00 –Cameras, equipment and skeleton crew
28:30 –Audio when shooting verité
29:15 – Editing on Premiere and editors
32:00 – Producing lessons learned
33:30 – Funding and sponsors of ‘When It Breaks’
35:45 – What is on the horizon for filmmaker Todd Tue?