Big Voice, 2015 HFF Best Premiere Award Winner,
Acquires Educational Distribution Deal


We’re pleased to announce that Big Voice is now available for educational distribution with The Video Project.

“We’ve been traveling the country with Big Voice advocating for arts education including a recent screening at the United States Capitol,” said Director Varda Bar-Kar. “Following every screening, our audience members express their desire that every teacher and student see Big Voice. We couldn’t be happier about the new opportunity to shed a light on the importance of the arts.”

Big Voice is a musical documentary that chronicles a roller coaster year in the life of high school choir director Jeffe Huls and his most advanced ensemble. Mr. Huls’ passion for the choral arts and music literacy fuels his desire to exceed all standards and expectations. The results are hard won, yet exquisite. Following a series of competitive auditions, Mr. Huls compiles his dream ensemble – the most ideal combination of voices he’s ever had. He soon discovers that these 32 talented teenagers are also the most unwieldy group he has ever taught. Mr. Huls must convince his students to set aside their egos, conflicting styles and teenage angst to achieve the artistry he knows they are capable of. It is as much a story about the struggles of high school life as it is about choir. Big Voice interweaves slices of life, interviews and masterwork performances to engage and entertain.

The feature-length documentary had its World Premiere at the 2015 Heartland Film Festival that included a special event screening and after-party in the all-new Premiere Pavilion. Additionally, Big Voice took home the $5,000 cash prize for Best Premiere, Documentary Feature at the 2015 Awards Ceremony. See photos from the Big Voice premiere at the 2015 Heartland Film Festival below:

Big Voice Q & A

Heartland Film Artistic Director Tim Irwin leads a Q&A session with Director Varda Bar-Kar and Featured Subject Jeffe Huls following the premiere of “Big Voice”

Red carpet at the Big Voice premiere

Featured Subject Jeffe Huls and his partner, Chris Doan, pose on the red carpet with their one-year-old son, Simon, and Director Varda Bar-Kar

Premiere Pavilion After-Party

Featured Subject Jeffe Huls poses with audience members in the Premiere Pavilion following the screening of “Big Voice”

Interested in purchasing “Big Voice” for your school, library or university?

Big Voice is available to purchase as an educational DVD through The Video Project that includes the full-length film, a 53 minute version and loads of DVD extras.

If you’d like to purchase Big Voice at 25% off, click the button below and use the promo code BIGVOICE25.

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