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The Opera Singer

A woman is haunted by unfulfilled dreams.

  • Steve Kahn
    The Prisoner, Fear, The Pink Balloon
  • Steve Kahn
    The Prisoner, Fear, The Pink Balloon
  • Steve Kahn
    The Prisoner, Fear, The Pink Balloon
  • Rena DuShey
    Key Cast
  • Shannon Elizabeth
    Key Cast
    American Pie
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    3 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 31, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Steve Kahn

Previous award winning films: "The Prisoner", "Fear", "The Pink Balloon"

Steve Kahn is driven, rebellious, and has a quiet determination about him. Raised in the Fairfax District and the San Fernando Valley in a middle-class home, his favorite movies growing up were Raiders of the Lost Ark, American Beauty and The Graduate.

As a child he performed in local community theaters and scouted locations for a film he hadn’t yet written, and to shoot with a camera that he didn’t yet have. But as he grew older, pressure from his parents to get a “real job” got in the way. He earned a degree from UCLA in physics and relocated to San Mateo, where he worked long hours in a biotech lab. As he toiled away, he felt something aching inside of him. His creativity was being stifled. After a short year, out of the blue he was offered a new job at a biotech company in Thousand Oaks. He took the job, jumping at the chance to move back to L.A., and began studying acting with Stella Adler’s artistic director, Joshua Ravetch. He furthered his artistic development at the Sanford Meisner Center graduating from their two year professional actors program and studied screen-writing with UCLA’s Richard Walter.

After two years of working in the lab by day and the theater by night, Steve came to a decision. He would turn his back on science for the arts.

Kahn began to work almost immediately, landing roles in independent films, commercials, television, and local theater. But he still wasn’t satisfied. He wanted total creative… See more

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What others say about "The Opera Singer"

"Beautiful and truly moving" - Paul Haggis, Academy Award winning Filmmaker

"Poignant" - FilmPhonics

“Great! Emotionally Inspired” says James Oster of JoBlo.com

"Well shot intricately weaved ... poetic narrative" - Sean Evans, Back to the Movies

"...made me cry like hell. It's a three-minute storm of emotion" - Lynn Cinnamon

“Very pretty... Sweet, Sad and Misty” - Michael Feingold, The Village Voice

"Steve Kahn's beautiful three-minute short The Opera Singer so quickly invites us to reflect on our own lives and dreams. Well done!" - Addison Cooper, Adoption At The Movies

"A sad film about reflection and regret that is, in the end, effective."
- Paul Preston, TheMovieGuys.net

"Bravo!! ["The Opera Singer"] had me in tears! So beautifully done! Heartbreaking, yet inspiring at the same time." - Dana Buckler, How is this Movie Podcast

"Beautifully shot and acted" - Mark Ziobro, The Movie Buff

"Heartbreaking" Jenny Howe - CBC