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That Higher Level

John Bolton
2018 | 74 min 49 s

Selections and Awards

  • Official SelectionInternational Festival of Films on Art (FIFA), Montreal, Canada 2019

  • Official SelectionVictoria Film Festival, Victoria, Canada (2019)


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Q&A with John Bolton

Trailer

Trailer - 30 seconds

Clips

Promotional Materials

Images

Kevin Kelly
Photo : © Kevin Kelly
The National Youth Orchestra in rehearsal with Maestro Jonathan Darlington
Emily Cooper
Photo : © Emily Cooper
The National Youth Orchestra in rehearsal
Emily Cooper
Photo : © Emily Cooper
The National Youth Orchestra in rehearsal
Kevin Kelly
Photo : © Kevin Kelly
Michelle Feng making oboe reeds. 
Jeff Topham
Photo : © Jeff Topham
French horn section rehearsal. 
Emily Cooper
Photo : © Emily Cooper
Maestro Jonathan Darlington
Jeff Topham
Photo : © Jeff Topham
Behind the scenes / Vince Vince Arvidson and John Bolton
Emily Cooper
Photo : © Emily Cooper
Maestro Jonathan Darlington
Film grab
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Harp section rehearsal.
Emily Cooper
Photo : © Emily Cooper
Vince Arvidson with Ujjawal Madan backstage.
Jeff Topham
Photo : © Jeff Topham
Behind the scenes / Vince Arvidson shooting from the crane at the Chan Centre
Emily Cooper
Photo : © Emily Cooper
Behind the scenes / Director of Photography Vince Arvidson and Filmmaker John Bolton

Team


John Bolton
Filmmaker
Biography
Photo
Photo : Emily Cooper


John Bolton

Acclaimed for his eclectic, emotionally rich and intellectually rigorous body of work, John Bolton is an award-winning filmmaker from Vancouver, Canada, with a keen interest in collaborating with and adapting the works of authors, musicians and other artists. As passionate about creating smaller films as he is about making larger movies, John produces, writes and directs comedies, dramas, documentaries and performing-arts pieces through his production company, Opus 59 Films. He also writes and directs for other producers and produces for other writers and directors.

Filmography

Michael J. Fox – Documentary short – 2017
Aim for the Roses – Documentary feature – 2016
The Canadian Music Centre in BC’s Legacy Composer Series – Documentary shorts – 2016
Debris – Documentary short – 2015
Phobos and Deimos Circling – Classical music short – 2012
Radio City: Date Nights – Classical music shorts – 2012
The Making of Fallujah: A New Chamber Opera – Documentary short – 2012
12 Takes – Documentary shorts – 2010
Flame/Through Walls – Classical music shorts – 2010
The Closer You Get to Canada – Dramatic short – 2010
Valentines – Dramatic short – 2008
Breakdown – Dramatic short – 2006
Christus Vincit – Classical music short – 2006
The Harp – Dramatic short – 2005
Beethoven Opus 59 No 3 Allegro Molto – Classical music short – 2004


Hart Snider
Editor
Biography
Photo
Photo : Jeff Topham


Hart Snider

Hart Snider is a filmmaker and editor originally from Edmonton, Alberta. His career in post-production started on the series Cirque du Soleil: Fire Within, which won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Non-Fiction Program in 2003.

Hart went on to edit award-wining documentary programs for broadcasters including Discovery, CBC, National Geographic, Global, and History. He has also cut documentary films, including the National Film Board of Canada’s Chi, which won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Short Documentary, and the Hot Docs audience favourite Let’s All Hate Toronto.

His recent projects as both a writer and editor include I Am Heath Ledger, which premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, and the Saddam Hussein episode of the series Facing, which won the prestigious Realscreen Award for Non-Fiction – History/Biographical series. Hart has been nominated for eight Leo Awards, winning for Best Picture Editing – Short Drama in 2010 and Best Picture Editing – Documentary Series in 2017.

Hart has an MA in Media Studies from Concordia University in Montreal. He lives in Vancouver and can usually be found in an edit suite, or at the park with his wife Galit, daughter Leora, and dog Wolfie.


Shirley Vercruysse
Producer, Executive Producer
Biography
Photo
Photo : Emily Cooper


Shirley Vercruysse

Shirley Vercruysse is the Executive Producer of the National Film Board of Canada’s BC & Yukon Studio, where she leads the team producing documentary and animation projects. The studio’s latest projects include the feature-length documentaries The Whale and the Raven and Because We Are Girls; the musical documentary The Road Forward; the animated shorts Shop Class and The Zoo; the short documentaries Way of the Hunter and Now Is the Time; and the Webby Award-winning documentary series True North: Inside the Rise of Toronto Basketball.

Credits

IN ASSOCIATION WITH
THE NATIONAL YOUTH ORCHESTRA OF CANADA

Written and Directed by
JOHN BOLTON

Producer
SHIRLEY VERCRUYSSE

Director of Photography
VINCE ARVIDSON

Editor
HART SNIDER

Sound Designer
TROY SLOCUM

Sound Recordist
JASON MILLIGAN

Production Supervisor
JENNIFER ROWORTH

Line Producer
CAROLINE COUTTS

Story Consultant
HART SNIDER

Camera Assistant / Gaffer / Key Grip
PAUL DOMBROVSKIS

Camera Assistant
DESMOND MAY

Camera Crane Operators
GARRETT LALONDE
KEN WOZNOW

Production Assistant
MUHAMMAD TALHA NAEEM

Technical Coordinator
WES MACHNIKOWSKI

Assistant Editor
ASHLEY LYNCH

Graphic Designer
JENNY BREUKELMAN‎

Online Editor
SERGE VERREAULT

Re-Recording Mixer
JEAN PAUL VIALARD

Studio Administrator
CARLA JONES

Production Coordinators
KRISTA MCMILLAN
KRISTYN STILLING

Stills Photographers
EMILY COOPER
JEFF TOPHAM
KEVIN KELLY

Marketing Manager
CATHERINE VEITCH

Publicist
KATJA DE BOCK

Special Thanks

NYO CANADA, BOARD OF DIRECTORS

WILFRID LAURIER UNIVERSITY, FACULTY OF MUSIC

ANDRÉ PICARD
ARLENE CHAN
BOB BAKER
CAMERON MCGILL
CANDELA COLLECTIVE
COLIN RICHARDSON
DARCY CAMPBELL
DAVID HUMPHREY
DON HARDER
EAGLE CAMERA SUPPORT SYSTEMS
EARL MCCLUSKIE
ED BARREVELD
GABRIELLE CÔTÉ-CAOUETTE
IAN MCKENZIE
JOHN HERGEL
JOSH JANSEN
JULIE HUGUET
KEVIN SWINDEN
LUC BINETTE
MARTIN HENDRIKS
MATT POUSHINSKY
MICHAEL PHILLIPS
MICHELLE VAN BEUSEKOM
MIKE SOUTHWORTH
MIKE WILSON
NAOMI DAMASCO
NATHALIE BÉLANGER
NATHAN O’NEILL
PASQUALE CORNACCHIA
SUSAN MACKENZIE
TARIQ JAMAL
TREVOR GOULD
VALÉRIE PERRON
WENDY ATKINSON
ZIYI ZHANG
ZOË KING

NYO Canada’s 2017 Staff

Executive Director/Artistic Director
BARBARA SMITH

Production & Tour Director
JONATHAN WELMERS

Operations Manager
BO LEE

Director, Philanthropy & Communications
KATE ECCLES

Manager, Graphic Design & Visual Communication
VICTORIA KOTYCK

Manager, External Relations
BLANCHE ISRAËL

Manager, Marketing & Communications
DAN MCKINNON

Administration Officer
MARJORIE MALTAIS

Production Staff
DAVID POPOFF
JAMES TIZZARD
LAUREN SCOBIE

NYO Canada 2017

Conductor
MAESTRO JONATHAN DARLINGTON

Violin
ANAÏS SAUCIER-LAFOND
ASTRID NAKAMURA
BINGXIN JILLIAN YANG
BLYTHE ALLERS
CELIA MORIN
COLLI CHAN
DAPHNÉ BOURBONNAIS
DARREN MAK
DOROTHY LIN
ELLEN MEAD
EMMA MONOD
EVA TONCHEVA
HAILEY PHILLIPS
JEANNE-SOPHIE BARON
JOANNA GORSKA
LEAH GRANDMONT
MADELEINE ZARRY
MADELYNN ERICKSON
MARIE-CLAIRE CARDINAL
MARTIN NOH
MICKI-LEE SMITH
RAFAEL PIESIUR
RÉBECCA MC CANDLESS
ROXANNE SICARD
SIMCHA POLLOCK
YEGANEH SOTUDEHNIA

Viola
ALEXANDER BEGGS
ALEXANDER MOROZ
CHRISTIAN ADAM WRONA
ELLIS YUEN-RAPATI
EMILY REKRUT-PRESSEY
GEENA SALWAY
JOHN SELLICK
NATASHA GALITZINE
PETER CHO
TOBY WINARTO

Cello
AIDEN RUSSELL
BRYAN CHENG
BRYCE PENNY
CAMILLE ST-PIERRE
DANIEL WADE
EMMA GRANT-ZYPCHEN
JACINTA GREEN
MARIANNA GRIGG
MATTHEW CHRISTAKOS
SAN RIM

Double Bass
IAN CHRISTIAN
JEMMA JONES
JOHN VANDUZER
MALCOLM ARMSTRONG
SAMUEL-SAN VACHON
SÉBASTIEN TALBOT
SHAUN ROGERS

NYO Canada 2017

Conductor
MAESTRO JONATHAN DARLINGTON

Flute
ALLISON MILLER
EMILY PHERNAMBUCQ
PHOEBE ROBERTSON
STEPHANIE MORIN

Oboe
KATRINA KWANTES
KIRA SHINER
LEONARDO ZIPORYN
MICHELLE RUOBI FENG

Clarinet
ANTONIN CUERRIER
CARINA CANONICO
DAVID GAZAILLE
LUDOVIK LESAGE-HINSE

Bassoon
AVINER HARTWICK
DANIEL PREUN
KRISTY TUCKER
THOMAS ROY-ROCHETTE

Horn
MARK CONSTANTINE
MARTIN MANGRUM
PETER CLARK
RACHEL CÔTÉ
TARAN PLAMONDON
Taran Plamondon

Trumpet
JONATHAN ELLIOTSON
MATTHEW ROSS
MILES THOMSEN
UJJAWAL MADAN

Trombone
BRAYDEN FRIESEN
FABRICE GODIN
LUCAS O’FEE
Bass Trombone
ERIC PRODGER

Tuba
MALCOLM KELLETT-COOKE

Percussion & Timpani
ANDREW KERR
JONATHAN HUARD
JOSH WYNNYK
KEVIN BROHMAN

Harp
CHARLENE CHIN
CLARA WANG
PHOEBE POWELL

Keyboard
JONATHAN MAK

NYO Canada 2017 Faculty

Violin
CHO-LIANG LIN
JASMINE LIN
MARIE BÉRARD
MARK FEWER
MARK SKAZINETSKY
STEPHEN SITARSKI
WAYNE LEE

Viola
CHE-YEN CHEN
DAVID HARDING
NEAL GRIPP

Cello
DAVID HETHERINGTON
DEBORAH PAE

Double Bass
JEREMY MCCOY

Flute
CAROLYN CHRISTIE

Piccolo
CAMILLE WATTS

Oboe
BETH ORSON
SARAH JEFFREY

Clarinet
ALAIN DEGANGNÉ
JAMES CAMPBELL

Bassoon
KATHLEEN MCLEAN
MATHIEU HAREL
MICHAEL SUNDELL

Horn
GABRIEL RADFORD
JAMES SOMMERVILLE

Trumpet
JAMES ROSS
LARRY LARSON

Trombone
GORDON WOLFE
PETER SULLIVAN
PIERRE BEAUDRY

Tuba
SASHA JOHNSON

Percussion
AIYUN HUANG
JOHN RUDOLPH
RYAN SCOTT

Harp
CAROLINE LIZOTTE

Keyboard
GREGORY OH

Madrigals
TIMOTHY SHANTZ

Guest Lecturers
LIZ PARKER
TOM ALLEN

Injury Prevention
DR. JOHN CHONG
DR. JOHN MCMILLAN
DR. MARSHALL CHASIN
KATHLEEN GAHAGAN, MSC, OT

NYO Canada’s 2017 Repertoire
(Selected)

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
Cello Concerto No. 1, Op. 107

MODEST MUSSORGSKY / MAURICE RAVEL
Pictures at an Exhibition

ORLANDO DI LASSO
Mon cœur se recommande à vous

RICHARD STRAUSS
Death and Transfiguration, Op. 24

RICHARD WAGNER
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Overture

Executive Producer
SHIRLEY VERCRUYSSE

©2018 National Film Board of Canada



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