Greg Whiteley - Film Director

Q & A with Film Director - Movie  'Most Likely to Succeed'

Greg Whiteley’s first film, New York Doll, premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. His second film Resolved, won the Audience Award at the Los Angeles Film Festival in 2008 and was nominated for two Emmys®. Whiteley’s third outing, Mitt, was selected as the Opening Night Film at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. He was born in Provo, Utah, and raised in Seattle, Washington. He lives now in California with his wife Erin and two kids, Henry and Scout.

About his latest movie – Most Likely to Succeed

Arguably one of the most important education documentaries ever made, Most Likely To Succeed was critically acclaimed at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. The film presents an historical narrative of the current US school system against a backdrop of a high school in San Diego that has shunned conventions. The film questions the types of skills students need to develop in school to help them succeed at university

and transferring qualifications into jobs. High Tech High enables kids to learn in project-based teams on multidisciplinary topics; there are no text books, no tests, no cells & bells. The issues raised in the film are just as relevant to the Australian context, causing the audience to question what types of educational environments are most likely to succeed in the 21st Century.

This page last updated: Tuesday 26 January 2016