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For the Love of Music

For the Love of Music” is an intimate look at the celebrated Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra, a group of passionate
community players led by the legendary Norman Nelson. Join us as we explore the origins of the SPO, the players
reverence for orchestral music, their outreach efforts to mentor local youth, and the orchestra’s relevance within this
small West Coast town. Follow them as they ready themselves for the most elaborate concert program in the organization’s
20-year history - the ‘Solstice Spectacular’.

  • Arwen Hunter
    Le Chat, Vie
  • Arwen Hunter
    Tide Lines
  • Eric Lamontagne
  • Norman Nelson
    Key Cast
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    24 minutes
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    September 3, 2016
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    1080 HD
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Director Biography - Arwen Hunter

Arwen Hunter has been working professionally in Canada’s film and television industry for over ten years. She has produced documentaries and documentary series for networks including History Television, Lifetime Network, CBC North and Victoria’s Chek TV. She also wrote, edited and directed many of these projects, interviewing A-List talent such as Harrsion Ford and Kim Bassinger.

Her films have sold internationally to HBO Canal +, Danish Israeli and Finnish TV, and been distributed by Mongrel Media, Film Transit, Netflix and Espresso TV in Britain. Her films have screened at a number of prestigious festivals, including the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam.

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Director Statement

"This film was a pleasure to be a part of. The music, the people, and especially Sooke made every day full of joy. I hope you enjoy the film and are inspired to be a part of music in your community."