Ben Heppner: Moving Through Music

Ben Heppner: Moving Through Music

This short documentary gives us insight into the singing prowess of renowned tenor Ben Heppner, one of Canada’s pre-eminent musical ambassadors. Revealing his intimate connection to the power of performance, the film plays with scale and layers of sound, revisiting the architectural and sonic spaces that Heppner’s voice has inhabited throughout his remarkable career—from country churches to the major opera houses of the world.

Produced by the National Film Board of Canada in co-operation with the National Arts Centre and the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards Foundation on the occasion of the 2016 Governor General's Performing Arts Awards.

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  • writer
    Randall Lloyd Okita
  • director
    Randall Lloyd Okita
  • producer
    David Oppenheim
  • director of photography
    Jackson Parrell
  • editing
    Kyle Smith
  • production designer
    Matthew Morgan
  • sound recordist
    Lodewijk Vos
  • wardrobe designer
    Angela Thomas
  • makeup artist
    Misty Fox
  • original music
  • sound editing
    Lodewijk Vos
    Joseph Murray
  • re-recording mixer
    Ian Rodness
  • visual research
    Elspeth Domville
  • executive producer
    Anita Lee