Why is this film important?
As children, we all hear the words “follow your dreams,” but actually living by these three, simple words is not so simple. This is especially true in the social media age, where it seems “success” is everywhere we look. But what if popular culture’s idea of success differs from our own? How do we balance our own dreams with societal expectations? Forte reveals a powerful answer: we must have the courage to define success for ourselves.
About the Film
Forte stars Eldbjørg Hemsing, Tatiana Berman, and Lucia Caruso. The film also features guest appearances by some of classical music's biggest names and philanthropists. It is directed by David Donnelly (Maestro), produced by Donnelly and Anastasia Boudanoque, and executive produced by Roland Göhde. The film features beautiful cinematography by Dan Marque and is edited by Dan Marque and Soojin Chung (Little Pink House). It was filmed over the course of 16 months across seven countries.
One of the major goals with Forte is to inspire a younger audience through educational screenings at the high school and university level. Our entire cast is passionate about music education, and with your help, the Forte team will be able to share this positive message with the next generation.
We have been incredibly blessed by the generosity of various foundations who have helped us get this far in the independent filmmaking process. Currently, we are in post-production and will soon be recording the original score by Forte star Lucia Caruso. We are asking for your help in connecting this film with an international audience. There are countless expenses while preparing a film for global distribution, including legal clearances, insurance, and a variety of costly, technical processes. Your contributions will help us prepare this film to enter the marketplace. In exchange for your generous contributions, we are offering a variety of terrific rewards along with exclusive updates throughout the filmmaking process.
Risks and challenges
Independent films, especially documentaries, involve substantial risk; however, given the filmmaking team's track record of completion on prior projects and the current nearly-complete status of this production, we are confident in our delivery schedule. If we anticipate delays in our deliverables the Forte team will do its best to notify its supporters.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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