A documentary short about the Symphony for a Broken Orchestra which collected hundreds of broken instruments from the Philadelphia public school system, fixed them and then returned them into the hands of students.
Communities banding together isn’t a new concept but this uniquely shot documentary is. The camera work along with creative interviews brings this poignant story to the next level. Saving instruments just became the coolest. — Elle S. (Programmer)
Charlie Tyrell is a Torontonian filmmaker and the New Year's Baby of 1988. His work has screened internationally at such festivals as Sundance, SXSW, Hot Docs and many more. His previous short doc, MY DEAD DAD’S PORNO TAPES, premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and went on to win Best Documentary Short at the 2019 Cinema Eye Honors, as well as the Canadian Screen Awards.
Director: Charlie Tyrell
Executive Producers: Mona Panchal, Anna Holmes, Ryan Chanatry
Supervising Producer: Jennie Bedusa
Producer: Julie Baldassi
Writers: Josef Beeby, Charlie Tyrell
Cinematographer: Chet Tilokani
Editor: Michael Barker
Production Designers: Karlyn Koeser, Dominika Monicka
Installation Artist: Jesse Yules
Stop-Motion Director: Martha Grant
Composer: Colin Sigor [Based on an original score by David Lang]
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