The Symphony Project: A Lifetime of Preparation
A look inside the world of classical musicians as they sacrifice everything to earn a coveted spot in a top symphony orchestra.
" IT'S BUILT ON LOVE AND A LITTLE DELUSION LIKE ANYTHING GREAT" - JENNIE DORRIS
Inspired by the article "The Audition" written by Jennie Dorris and featured in Boston Magazine.
"GIVE ME SUCCESS OR TAKE THIS DESIRE AWAY FROM ME"
Overtaken by the quest for success, The Symphony Project explores the lives of classically trained musicians and their desire to earn a coveted spot in one of the country's top symphony orchestras. Sacrifice, dedication, and fear envelop the characters as they work toward the most important audition of their lives. After a lifetime of training and countless hours of preparation, it all comes down to the audition.
We hope to do something bigger than just a documentary we hope to spur a new era of public support, connecting the disconnected and sharing the passion and dedication of these musicians with the world.
Sharing the stories of personal sacrifice will allow the audience to connect with the musicians hopefully fostering a new appreciation and understanding for classical music.
The film will take audiences into the extremely competitive lives of world-class symphony orchestras, and explore the astonishing amount of time and dedication musicians must sacrifice in order to achieve their dream careers. The Symphony Project strives to bring stories of the most determined musicians onto the big screen.
It is our hope that this project will enlighten and entertain viewers, while at the same time raise awareness to the true nature of this art form.
"A WHOLE LIFETIME OF PLAYING AND PRACTICE, YOU ONLY HAVE A COUPLE MINUTES TO SHOW WHAT YOU CAN DO"- HART HOLLMAN
As a small production studio, we are unable to finance this on our own, that's why we need your help! Everything up until this point has been funded out of our own pockets and unfortunately we can't continue alone!
" YOU DON'T GET INTO THIS PROFESSION TO MAKE MONEY, YOU GET INTO IT BECAUSE YOU ARE DRIVEN TO MAKE THIS ART" - HART HOLLMAN
GOAL VS. STRETCH GOAL
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Risks and challenges
"THEY ARE BOUNDLESS, ENDLESS, TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH TO BE GOOD AT WHAT THEY DO, A RESPECT FOR THE MUSIC" - JENNIE DORRIS
Our team is comprised of highly experienced production professionals, and we understand that unforeseen obstacles are given in film production. Our greatest challenges will be gaining access to this otherwise undocumented orchestral world. The process of evaluation and auditions had otherwise remained a complete secret, but we continue to feel optimistic as we advance in our efforts. So far, we have seen tremendous support throughout the music community and have continued to develop relationships throughout the community.
In addition, other obstacles are with the musicians themselves. Chronicling the lives, careers, marriages, families, failures and successes of our cast will require time, trust, and dedication. Our team is aware of this obstacle as well and stand passionately behind our role and efforts to tell each musicians story truthfully and to the best of our ability. We are experienced at developing trust through honest, open and professional collaboration.
These are the main obstacles we foresee in the field production of this documentary. However, the positive feedback we've received from musicians, professors, enthusiasts, and orchestras is a constant reminder of what this documentary can do for the industry. Filled with inspiration we are determined to keep pushing forward, bringing this documentary to life!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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