Live Your Dream:
The Taylor Anderson Story
A film by Regge Life
This film is the story of Taylor Anderson an extraordinary American who dedicated herself to teaching Japanese children, living her dream right up to the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011.
Taylor’s story came to me via the internet as stories from the areas that were affected began to be shared. I had met JET teachers in the course of my previous film work, so I knew the dedication and the hard work that goes into being an assistant English teacher, but there was something special about Taylor’s story that touched me. A passion and zest for the people of Ishinomaki where she was based, that not all teachers feel while in Japan. I began to seek a way to reach out to Taylor’s family and share my interest. I am so humbled to have their consent to tell Taylor’s story.
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) awarded St. Catherine's the 2013 Circle of Excellence Award for an Individual Special Event: The World Premiere of "Live Your Dream, the Taylor Anderson Story." Out of 81 entries, St. Catherine's was the only independent school recognized among top colleges and universities such as Boston University, Temple University, Indiana University and University of Toronto. St. Catherine's and Princeton University received the Silver Award.
The CASE Circle of Excellence Awards is advancement's premier international awards program, which acknowledges superior accomplishments that have lasting impact, demonstrate the highest level of professionalism and deliver exceptional results. Winning programs epitomize the profession's best practices, raise standards and contribute to a growing body of knowledge about advancement.
We couldn't have done it without you!
Purchase the Film with check for College / University
Purchase the Film with check for K-12, Public Library, Select Groups
Purchase the Film with checkfor home use
For more information visit
View Event Pix