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Documentary About Santa Monica High School Choir Seeks Backers, Funding:

An uplifting documentary that explores the lives of the top-singing students at the Santa Monica High School Choir, and its visionary choir director, is currently seeking backers and funding.

“BIG VOICE” is a musical feature documentary directed by award-winning filmmaker Varda Hardy.

At a time when drastic budget cuts endanger both the quality of our public schools and their arts programs, this determined high school music teacher strives to create a thriving vocal music program that ignites in his students a passion for music, a sense of belonging, and the value of working hard to achieve their dreams.

The documentary reveals how much Jeffe Huls is a “larger than life” choir teacher with a passion for teaching and an edgy sense of humor.

His talented students practice diligently to pass the highly competitive auditions, meet daily to learn and sing challenging music, and perform both for their local community and in venues around the world.

“BIG VOICE” will follow Mr. Huls and his teenage students interweaving interviews and concerts with ‘slices of life’ footage.

It will explore what it means to be a teenager facing an unknown future, and an accomplished artist creating great art in the context of a public school.

In addition, this visually stunning documentary will include original songs created for and by the students with the assistance of Grammy-winning artists.

To learn more about the documentary and how to support the project, visit http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bigvoicemovie/big-voice-dare-to-dream

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