We wanted to share some happy news with you. Chakra Media Group has won a 2015 Telly Award for the film ‘Paterson Music Project: Empowering And Inspiring Children Through Music.’ With nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor.
The Paterson Music Project is run by the Wharton Music Center/New Jersey Youth Symphony. Inspired by the El Sistema Program, it uses music as a vehicle for social change by empowering and inspiring children through the community experience of ensemble learning and playing. Over 200 grade 1-5 Paterson students are in this program.
Music changes lives. The Paterson Music Project exemplifies this.
We wanted to make a film that was honest and moving. That meant capturing the passion and the incredible commitment that the administrators, teachers, parents, and students put into this program. The Chakra Media Group and Paterson Music Project team brought not just their talents, but their hearts and souls into making this film. Winning the Telly Award is a recognition of all of this.
We want to thank Karen Deschere and Susan Oldroyd at Wharton Music Center for giving us the opportunity, their trust, and the creative freedom to tell PMP’s story.
The music was composed by Wharton Music Center’s Raul Huaman and performed by Kristine Peters, Elizabeth Moulthrop, and Terrence Thornhill.
A huge thank you to the CMG team that made this vision a reality – Cinematographer Faroukh Mistry, Editor Brittany Holley, Sound Mixer John Carter, Makeup Artist Jan Pedis, Gaffer Jeff Anderson, and Production Assistant Karinna Wildauer.
We are proud to have played a small role in ensuring that students continue to thrive in the world-class music education program that Paterson Music Project brings to them.
Here’s to telling stories that enrich and connect us everyday in every way!