Musician and painter, Randall Vemer, has once again expanded his talent pool; this time into filmmaking.

In a nearly 12-minute biographical documentary, Vemer reveals what happened when his ability to play his beloved viola was taken away.

The film is filled with striking portraits of the people and instruments by which he's been surrounded for much of his life. And always the educator, the hauntingly lovely music is scored and timed, not only to enhance the viewer's enjoyment of Vemer's classical style images but also to point out which instrument is highlighted within the rich and ethereal paintings.

Randall Vemer's musical bio-doc is a moving tribute to the creativity, discipline, and heart of this incredibly talented man.

If you need a pick-me-up, a gentle nudge in "the feels", or just a good old-fashioned American success story, you MUST watch this film.

  • Kevin Hanzlik
  • Kevin Hanzlik
    The Resolectrics - "High Water
  • Randall Vemer
  • Randall Vemer
    Key Cast
    "Musician turned Painter"
  • Kira Zeeman Rugen
    Original Music
    Grammy awarded Composer
  • Hector Salazar
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • New York Movie Awards
    New York, NY
    United States
    December 29, 2022
    In New York City at Krane Theater
    Silver Best Musical Score
  • Florence Film Awards
    Gold Award - Most Inspirational Film
  • Berlin Shorts Award
    Best Original Score
  • Madrid International Short Film Festival
    Best Original Score
  • Milan Gold Awards
    Silver Award - Best Music Score
  • New Orleans
    New Orleans Second Line Film Festival
    United States
    Winner Best Music Score
  • Philadelphia Arthouse Film Festival
    United States
    November 18, 2022
    Philadelphia on-line festival
    Winner Best Composer
  • Rome Movie Awards
    Winner Best Original Score
  • San Francisco Arthouse Short Festival
    San Francisco
    United States
    Winner Best Original Score
  • Tokyo Film Awards
    Silver Award Best Composer
  • Hollywood Gold Awards
    United States
    Silver Award - Best Music Score
  • American Filmatic Arts Awards
    New York
    United States
    Grand Jury Award - Short Musical Documentary
  • Dubai
    United Arab Emirates
    May 26, 2023
    Winner Best Soundtrack
  • Riyadh International Film Festival
    Saudi Arabia
    Winner Best Concept
  • Seoul Independent Film Festival
    Korea, Republic of
    Winner Best Concept
  • Oman Independent Film Festival

    Winner Best Documentary Short
  • Best Shorts
    La Jolla
    United States
    Award Recognition- Best Film Short
Director Biography - Kevin Hanzlik

Kevin Hanzlik

Producer · Writer · Director · Editor · Collaborator · Problem Solver

I started my career in Los Angeles in 2004, producing video and film content. In 2010, I moved to Portland and have since worked as a video production coordinator, producer, writer, director, and editor. I have managed crews, budgets, schedules, and logistics for numerous ad campaigns, commercials, and music videos. I have worked closely with production teams to create video content for various clients including Nike, Weight Watchers, and Sokol Blosser. Much of my experience involves working with teams to move projects from concept to completion. Through this experience, I have developed an attention to detail, the ability to manage tight deadlines, and the people skills necessary to work with groups and individuals.

I am currently freelancing as a video producer, writer, director, and editor.

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Director Statement

Narrative is essential. We live and connect through stories. A story has the power to influence our thoughts, feelings, and actions. The most valuable skill I have gained in my career is the ability to tell stories. I approach every project, big or small, with story in mind.