THIS 2 TIMES AWARD WINNING SHORT DOCUMENTARY FILM WILL CHALLENGE YOUR BELIEFS ABOUT LEARNING AND AGING.
"Wonderful Film! I plan to use the film in my course on
Communication and Aging this fall." - Dr. Robert Roush,
Huffington Center on Aging, Baylor College of Medicine
"This short and brilliant film, packs more inspirational punch than
many full-length features. Kovic's theme of renewal and
discovery through music is handled with subtlety and skill.”
- Larry Hott, Florentine Films/Hott Productions.
"I love this film! This inspirational documentary challenges
viewers to rethink ideas about age, learning, and discovering
passion throughout life.” - David Darling, Grammy
Winning Cellist, Composer, Founder and Artistic
Director of Music For People
For Immediate Release
Contact: Biana Kovic
646 510 5551
2 Times Award Winning Film, Virtuoso, dramatizes musical training for elderly
- 89-year-old woman begins to play the cello in 5 weeks in order to inspire others -
New York, NY, April 5, 2010
FullMoon Productions has received two awards for its short documentary film “Virtuoso”, now available on DVD, which focuses on the benefits of musical training for elderly people.
Produced and directed by Biana Kovic, acclaimed New York cellist and filmmaker, Virtuoso follows the musical progress made by a charming 89 year-old New York City woman, who volunteered for the Never2Late project in 2006, having no prior musical knowledge.
The documentary also features experts on aging, who discuss their views on staying healthy with musical training by improving cognitive / muscular function.
The two key elements presented in the film are: (1) It is never too late to learn; and, (2) enabling people to take control of their lives allows for healthy and meaningful longevity.
Virtuoso is a winner of the British Film Festival of Los Angeles and the South Africa Film Festival. It has been shown at the Sunshine Cinema, NY; Opera Plaza Cinemas, San Francisco, CA; Kendall Square Cinemas, Cambridge, MA; as well as numerous senior centers and film festivals such as, Waterford Film Festival, Ireland; Gloria Film Festival, Utah and the prestigious Woods Hole Film Festival, Wood Hole, MA.
Featured in many publications, including The New York Times, The Riverdale Press, The Chappaqua Public Television and BangorNews, Ms. Kovic is a graduate of The SUNY Albany, The University of Musical Arts, The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, The Chicago and Harrt Suzuki Institutes and the NLP Center of New York. She has performed at the New York's Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Steinway Hall, Zankel Hall, Cami Hall, Alma Gluck Hall, as well as Shea Stadium and Citi Fields.
It's Never Too Late to Learn