You Will Be My Music

An antique record cutter, some home-made recordings, and a loving son - combine to make a magical debut album that pays tribute to a father's musical dreams.

  • Bob Joseph Williams
    Transformation: ArtPeaceImagine in India
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    43 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 1, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Bob Joseph Williams

Bob Williams has been telling stories about “Good People Doing Good Things” for the last 10 years. A child of the 60s, he was determined to return to Changing the World after taking
a few (40) years off to spend time in the Health Care Industry in numerous roles. His Linked-In Profile notes the “logical career progression from Actuary to filmmaker”.

Bob’s films focus on telling stories of the wonderful nonprofit organizations who do indeed change the world. His films have been seen on three continents, and have won a number of awards at various Film Festivals, including the audience award at the NY/LA Film Festival and best PSA at his local San Luis Obispo International Film Festival. Transformation, a film shot in Kolkata, India, won Best Documentary Short at the Love International Film Festival.

Bob’s current project, You Will Be My Music, is the second in a new series of films focusing on individuals with wonderful life stories. This new series is branded Memories for Good, a logical extension of Films for Good.

Bob tries always to keep Film Festivals and awards in perspective. He hopes his films illuminate the Good in the World, and inspire others to follow in those good works.

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Director Statement

The film is a wonderful love story about a son and his father - and Music! I met Paul Marinaro when he was our wedding singer in 2004. 6 years later he told us this incredible story about his Dad's dream to be a singer and his home-made records. I knew the story had to be told. I just didn't realize it would take me another 13 years to get it made!

I interviewed Howard Reich, Emmy winning author, critic, and filmmaker, as part of the film. His review, on the web site, includes these comments:
"Williams’ uplifting, elegantly crafted film attests to the power of music to redeem past sorrows. Jazz films don't come much more real or moving than this."

The film's release in 2023, exactly 10 years after the triumphant album release shown in the film, is especially appropriate as Paul is introducing three albums this year. His fascinating back story provides a lovely complement to his emerging musical success.

The film's World Premiere will be on October 6, 2023, at The Buffalo International Film Festival - in the town where Joe Marinaro made those home made recordings mover than 75 years ago!

Bob Williams