© 2018 Joe's Violin

Thanks to Kickstarter backers!

Joe's Violin reminds us of the impact a small generous gesture can have on another human being.  By donating his violin, Joseph Feingold is enabling a new generation to connect to the history of the Holocaust, keep the music of his instrument alive, offer another person the pleasure of playing it, and others the pleasure of hearing it.

 

Joe's Violin is especially important right now when funding and resources for arts education in America are extremely threatened. The Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls passionately incorporates music education into their daily academic curriculum. This film illuminates the undeniably positive effect that music education has on young lives.

 

Lastly, Joe's Violin celebrates the intangible power of music to comfort the soul, evoke memory, and bring pure joy to all of us.

 

We really appreciate your support and couldn't have made this movie without you!

Why support this film?

Our Kickstarter campaign ended on June 5, 2015.  During that campaign, we were designated a "Kickstarter staff pick" and featured project.  Thanks to the generosity of 272 donors, we successfully raised $49,038 towards the making of Joe's Violin. Special thanks goes to:

 

Aelita & Jack Neihausen

Alexandra Bergstein

Alison Hockenberry

Amy & Don Putnam

Amy Friedman

Amy Seplin

Annette Insdorf

Barbara van der Swaagh

Beatrice & David Corn

Ben Weinberg

Bibb Hubbard & Stephen Goodin

Bob & Wendy Donnelly

Bryce Kirchoff

Camilla Block

Carole Robinson

Clare & Antony Hand

Courtney Redfern Klein

Dan Taberski

Danny Miller & Bethany Orlemann

David Bernath

David Remnick

Dawn Porter

Deborah Cowles Spera

Deborah Dillingham

Deirdre a Baker

Dina Vaz

Eddie

Edward Hernstadt

Elana Lee & the Lee Family

Erik Flannigan & Ty Stikloius

Eva & Mark Scheer

Evie McGee & Stephen Colbert

Hank Gallo

Inna Renkovski

Jacki Moline

James & Julianne Fenhagen

Jamie Lehrer

Jill & Cary Schwartzbach

Joe Rogers

Jon Corn

Karen Drohan

Kazuna & Junko Tanaka

Ken Colen

Ken Zuckerman

Kent Alterman

 

Thanks to Kickstarter backers!

Joe's Violin End Credits

 

Kokoe Tanaka-Suwan & Joe, Emika and Ariya Suwan

Laura Drucker

LeAnne Korbel

Lim Shue Churn

Linda Goldstein Knowlton

Liz Cassanos

Lonnie Rankin

Luke Parker Bowles

Lynn Sullivan

Maria Ibrahimova

Martin Brumbach

Matt Polidoro

Melissa & Max Polaner

Michele Ganeless

Myra & Dan Friedman

Nancy Friedman

Natalie Cash Petersson

Noelle Elia

Pamela Chao

Patty Bendena

Paul Ranieri

Paul Weinberg

Peter Kenney

Randy Goldstein

Rhoda Sirlin

Richard George

Richard Linklater

Rob Frank

Sandy Herz

Sarah Larson

Scott Immergut

Shari Berger

Steve Bodow

Sue Hollenberg & Joel Stillerman

Susie Gardner

The Paul & Andrea Hawkins Family

Todd Larson

Véronique Brossier & Satyen Mehta

Vimeo

Walter Levitt

Wilson Chang

Zeva Oelbaum

Directed and Produced By

KAHANE COOPERMAN

 

Produced by

RAPHAELA NEIHAUSEN

 

Executive Producer

PETER KENNEY

 

Associate Producer

MARIA IBRAHIMOVA

 

Director of Photography

BOB RICHMAN

 

Editors

AMIRA DUGHRI

ANDREW SAUNDERSON

 

Sound

ROGER PHENIX

AUSTIN PLOCHER

 

Original Music

GARY MEISTER

 

2nd Unit Directors

AMIRA DUGHRI

ANDREW SAUNDERSON

 

Additional Cinematography

CATHRYNE CZUBEK

AMIRA DUGHRI

NADIA HALLGREN

ANDREW SAUNDERSON

MARK SCHWARZBARD

 

Additional Sound

DAN COOK

CHRISTY ILLIUS

 

Grips

CHRIS CAPELLUTO

ADAM KOLODNY

DAVID REICHMAN

 

Archival Producer

MATTIE AKERS

 

Archival Research

CHARLOTTE JUERGENS

AMIRA DUGHRI

ANDREW SAUNDERSON

 

Post Production

RADICAL MEDIA

 

Finishing Services

OUTPOST DIGITAL

 

Post Producer

JENNIFER HELM

 

Post Coordinator

JAMES UMINOWICZ

 

Colorist / Online Editor

ERIK CHOQUETTE

 

Audio Mixer

MICHAEL SCHNEIDER

 

Chief Engineer

SEBASTIAN CHANG

 

Workflow Architect

JEROME RAIM

 

Finishing Assistant Editor

PRZEMYSLAW K. RADLOWSKI

 

Assistant Engineer

ALEXANDER SANTORO

 

MCR Operator

SANTE FERRANTE

 

Graphic Design

ERIC BAKER

AMIRA DUGHRI

ANDREW SAUNDERSON

 

Legal Services

VICTORIA S. COOK, ESQ.

FRANKFURT, KURNIT, KLEIN & SELZ, P.C

 

Production Interns

LUCAS COOPERMAN

FRANCES METZGER

 

Fiscal Sponsor

NEW YORK WOMEN IN FILM & TELEVISION, INC.

 

Music

 

“Apart"

Written by Paul Mottram (PRS)

Published by Audio Network US, Inc.

Courtesy of Audio Network US, Inc.

 

“As We Make Our Way Home”

Written and performed by Davis Harwell

Courtesy of Musicbed

 

“Dwell”

Written and performed by Tony Anderson

Courtesy of Musicbed

 

“Dwell Remix”

Written and performed by Tony Anderson

Courtesy of Musicbed

 

“Further Up Further In”

Written and performed by Tony Anderson

Courtesy of Musicbed

 

“Last Man On Earth”

Written by Luke Richards (PRS)

Published by Audio Network US, Inc.

Courtesy of Audio Network US, Inc.

 

"Letting Go"

Written and performed by Jonathan Carolino

Courtesy of Musicbed

 

“Peer Gynt Suites: Solveig's Song”

Written by Edvard Grieg

Published by Bruton APM (ASCAP)

Courtesy of APM Music

 

"Stasis"

Written by Paul Mottram (PRS)

Published by Audio Network US, Inc.

Courtesy of Audio Network US, Inc.

 

“Suburban Ballet”

Written by Lincoln Grounds (PRS) &

Richard Rayner (PRS)

Published by Audio Network US, Inc.

Courtesy of Audio Network US, Inc.

 

“Tea Room"

Written by Christian Garrick (PRS)

Published by Audio Network US, Inc.

Courtesy of Audio Network US, Inc

 

“The Nothing"

Written by Paul Ressel (PRS)

Published by Audio Network US, Inc.

Courtesy of Audio Network US, Inc.

 

“Thinking Of You”

Written by David Kelly (PRS)

Published by Audio Network US, Inc.

Courtesy of Audio Network US, Inc.

 

"Brianna's Theme"

Written and performed by Gary Meister

Featuring Melissa Tong on violin

Published by Musicos-Millenialismos

Courtesy of Naturalistic

 

Archival Footage and Photographs

 

Corbis

 

Critical Past

 

Joseph Feingold

 

Kokoe Tanaka-Suwan

 

Mercedes Polanco

 

Pond5

 

Yad Vashem

 

The New York Public Library, Photography Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art,

Prints and Photographs, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations.

 

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

 

Courtesy of Adalbert Feher, Dziunia Eichenholz Goop, Alice Lev,

Harold Minuskin, Guenther Schwarberg, Helmut Stern,

The Shtetl Foundation. Gift of Julien Bryan Archive.

 

 

VERY SPECIAL THANKS

Joseph Feingold

Brianna Perez

Kokoe Tanaka-Suwan

 

The staff, students and families of

The Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls Charter School

The Shirley Rodriguez-Remeneski School

including

Rachel Abreu

Alana Barran

Jailene Diaz

Celia Domenech

Emily Feliciano

Kassandra Peralta-Thomas

Mercedes Polanco

Shirley Rodriguez-Remeneski

Joanna Sirlin Smulakowski

Hannah van der Swaagh

Alexandria Troncoso

Chloe Del Valle

 

VERY SPECIAL THANKS

Joseph's Family

Alex Feingold, Regina Feingold & Ame Gilbert

WQXR

New York Public Radio

Kathleen Drohan

Graham Parker

The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation

Felice Mancini

Tricia Steele

 

SPECIAL THANKS

Jim Black

Daniel Blackman

Andy Brown

Eric Davies

Bob Ezrin

Blair Foster

Brad Hebert

Judith Helfand

Jon Kamen

Bryce Kirchoff

Jack Lechner

Richard Linklater

Zach Mann

Thom Powers

Dan Schoenbrun

Jon Stewart

Christopher Thorp

 

BIGGEST THANKS OF ALL

Jeff, Lucas and Nicola Cooperman

Thom Powers and Bez Powers Neihausen

The Corn and Scheer Families

Aelita and Jack Neihausen

 

Dedicated to the memory of

Regina Kaufman Feingold

(1926-2015)

 

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