Private Project

The Curse and the Symphony

The Curse and the Symphony is a short documentary about former punk musician Nathan Felix's eight-year effort to break into the elite world of classical music, in spite of having no formal musical training. Watch as director, David Schulte, chronicles Nathan's attempt to get his symphony performed by a full orchestra for the first time.

  • David Schulte
  • Denise Becker
  • Nathan Felix
  • Nathan Felix
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 20, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Minneapolis Film Festival
    April 20, 2014
    Midwest premiere
  • Catalina Film Festival
    Catalina Island, CA
    September 26, 2014
    West Coast Premiere
    Documentary of Merit Award
  • Chagrin Documentary Film Festival
    Chagrin Falls, OH
    October 8, 2014
    Ohio Premiere
    Best Documentary Short Award
  • Docuwest International Film Festival
    Denver, CO
    September 13, 2014
  • San Antonio Film Festival
    San Antonio, TX
    June 21, 2014
  • Oak Cliff Film Festival
    Dallas, TX
    June 7, 2014
    Dallas Premiere
  • Tucson Film Festival
    Tucson, AZ
    October 11, 2014
    Arizona Premiere
  • Memphis International Music and Film Festival
    Memphis, TN
    April 24, 2014
Director - David Schulte