“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:
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