We're delighted that our short film The Distance Between Us was selected as a January 2022 finalist in the Extra Long Short category of the New York Flash Film Festival and made it to the Richmond International Film Festival in Virginia, USA. Fingers crossed it wins some awards!
The film was released in October 2021 and is a collective choral diary of the autumn and winter months during lockdown.
Unable to meet in person the project took place entirely online. Over 130 people joined us, not just from Norwich and Brighton but as far away as Ireland, Spain, South Africa and the USA. All took part in weekly Zoom singing rehearsals and took part in movement and creative writing sessions. They then recorded themselves and made short films.
Weaving together the sounds and images drawn from the choir and the artists involved, the film records a very unusual time in all our lives; one that connected people across distances and found the choir singing together whilst apart.
Directed by Sian Croose and Jonathan Baker
Music by Jonathan Baker, Sian Croose, Orlando Gough
Including texts by Emily Dickinson, Esther Morgan, Alfred Lord Tennyson and Edwin Morgan
with The Voice Project Choir
Soloists Jeremy Avis, Jonathan Baker, Lisa Cassidy, Sian Croose, Sianed Jones
Flutes - Rowland Sutherland
Hammered Dulcimer/ Piano - Adrian Lever
Violin- Caroline Bishop
Cello - Ivan McCready
Movement Consultant/Soloist - Dane Hurst
Creative Writing Consultant – Esther Morgan
Art Direction - Sal Pittman
Videographer -Nathan Clarke
Edited by Nathan Clarke and Sal Pittman
Soundtrack mixed by Jonathan Baker
The project was supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.