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Ben Heppner: Moving Through Music

Ben Heppner: Moving Through Music

| 5 min

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.

  • recipient
    Ben Heppner
  • writer
    Randall Lloyd Okita
  • director
    Randall Lloyd Okita
  • producer
    David Oppenheim
  • director of photography
    Jackson Parrell
  • editing
    Kyle Smith
  • production designer
    Matthew Morgan
  • art department production assistant
    Dustin Rabin
  • production manager
    Tania Thompson
  • production coordinator
    Jennifer Bertling
  • technical coordinator
    Marcus Matyas
  • 1st assistant camera
    Jackson Yeung
  • key grip
    TJ Richardson
    Tony Ranieri
  • key gaffer
    Ryan Hernandez
  • swing
    Todd Thompson
  • sound recordist
    Lodewijk Vos
  • wardrobe designer
    Angela Thomas
  • makeup artist
    Misty Fox
  • stills photographer
    Dustin Rabin
  • production assistant
    Sally Gillespie
    Joseph Murray
    Lindsay Zanatta
  • online editor
    Kyle Smith
  • colourist
    Kyle Smith
  • visual effects
    Sam Javanrouh
    Helen Thach
  • post picture facility
    Eggplant Pictures
  • original music
  • sound editing
    Lodewijk Vos
    Joseph Murray
  • sound mix studio
    Eggplant Pictures
  • re-recording mixer
    Ian Rodness
  • visual research
    Elspeth Domville
  • music clearances
    Erin Chisholm
  • supervising producer
    Stéphanie L'Écuyer
  • production supervisor
    Mark Wilson
  • studio administrator
    Stefanie Brantner
  • executive producer
    Anita Lee


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