My film The Concerto follows one man's journey with
Rachmaninoff's famous Piano Concerto No.2.
Italian-born New Zealander Flavio Villani is shortly to attempt
a performance that will vindicate his decision to walk away from a
promising career in IT to follow his passion for the piano. This
film tells the story of his struggle to be accepted both by his
family and as a musician - and the redemption that comes with
following your dream and being free to be yourself.
It follows Flavio's physical and mental preparation in Auckland
as he grapples daily with Rachmaninoff's difficult work. It
explores the single-minded commitment necessary to become a concert
pianist, the pressures on such performers and the place of music in
all our lives. It reveals the emotional journey Flavio takes
through Rachmaninoff's work as he struggles with self-doubt and the
doubts of others.
Finally it will capture the big night itself - the spectacular
and moving moments of "the Rach 2" performed with the Orchestra
Filarmonica della Calabria.
Please help me tell a story that celebrates the beauty of music
and the bravery of those who choose to bring it to us.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
The amazing show of support we received in the initial campaign
has encouraged us to proceed with the Italy shoot, which has also
been made more affordable by the offer of accommodation for the
duration of our stay in Italy and other generous assistance from
friends both in New Zealand and Italy.
However, your support remains highly valued and is still very
much needed to help with the costs of production - getting us to
Italy, hiring equipment and transport on the ground. For that
reason, I have set up this new campaign and would be enormously
grateful if you would take the time to re-pledge your original
contribution after it is returned to you.
All Boosted contributors will be acknowledged in the film
credits and in New Zealand are 33% tax deductible.