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BIG VOICE
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BIG VOICE
 
NY Premiere

Director: Varda Bar-Kar

United States, 2015, 83min
Format: Digital
Festival Year: 2016
Category: Documentary
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Cast:  Jeffe Huls, Isaac Nemzer, Amy Abuerda, Alice Kors, Joe Colajezzi, Eloise Graham, Spencer Gordon
Crew:  Producer: Varda Bar-Kar - Co-Producer: Marina Viscun - Exec. Producers: Deb Love, Carol Coote, John Beug - Cinematography: Daron Keet, Dennis Leight, Varda Bar-Kar, Ane Vecchione, Julian Whatley - Editing: Robert McFalls - Music: Lars Deutsch, Mike Georgia - Production Sound: Dennis Leight - Production: LiveTribe in association with Ravensong and Pingvin Productions
Email:  vardabarkargmail.com
web:  bigvoicemovie.com

synopsis
BIG VOICE chronicles a year in the life of a determined public high school choir director who overcomes challenges to push his students to achieve "one big voice". Despite budget cuts that endanger arts programs everywhere, this committed choir teacher strives to create a vibrant vocal music program that successfully ignites in his students a passion for music, a sense of belonging, and the value of working hard to achieve their dreams as they prepare to step into adulthood.

director
Varda Bar-Kar is an award-winning filmmaker committed to creating meaningful, engaging and activating content for multiple platforms including theatrical, broadcast and the web. Varda brings an authentic voice and a commitment to artistry to everything she does. She specializes in creating cause driven content for global campaigns. Her viral videos have drawn millions of views and her work has garnered multiple awards including YouTube's Most Innovative Non-profit Video Award for her short film "What Kind Of Planet Are We On," a Silver Telly Award for her PSA "Journey to Safety" and NFMLA's On Location Project Grand Prize & Audience Choice Award for her branded short "Ode To Los Angeles". Following a global search for cutting edge directors, SHOOT magazine selected Varda to be featured in their prestigious New Director's Showcase. Varda recently completed the award winning feature documentary BIG VOICE about a demanding high school choir director and his students struggling to achieve artistic excellence against all odds. In addition to shedding light on the value of Arts Education, BIG VOICE is full of meaningful life lessons. Currently, Varda is developing the scripted feature "Where A Lawn Ought To Be" co-written by Taylor Negron. Varda is a Board Member of New Filmmakers/LA. Filmmaker's note/statement (optional): The ARTS have always nourished my spirit and brought me back to life when I have felt buried either by my own "mind weeds" or the "stuff" of life. For this reason, I am especially grateful to be able to share BIGVOICE as a "big voice" advocating for the profound value of Arts Education. Let's bring the ARTS back into our schools and keep them there!
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filmmaker's note
The ARTS have always nourished my spirit and brought me back to life when I have felt buried either by my own "mind weeds" or the "stuff" of life. For this reason, I am especially grateful to be able to share BIGVOICE as a "big voice" advocating for the profound value of Arts Education. Let's bring the ARTS back into our schools and keep them there!

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