Film Music PodcastsSeptember 05, 2014



Dante Soriano is a fourth year student at the American Boychoir School. He once wanted to be an accountant, but now thinks maybe he’ll switch to acting. Dante was cast as the lead character’s best friend in the new film by Francois Girard, “Boychoir.” It premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival this weekend. Producer Susan Wallner spoke to Dante and the American Boychoir School‘s Litton-Lodal Music Director, Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, who also appears in the film. It was the second day of school, but no fear – the Boychoir School accepts new students throughout the year – as long as they love to sing.

Fernando Malvar-Ruiz

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Susan Wallner
Susan Wallner

Susan Wallner is a principal of PCK Media, an independent production company. She is the co-series producer of the public television program "State of the Arts," a job that has introduced her to a wealth of talent and artistic diversity over the years. Susan's documentaries and performance specials have aired nationally. Most recently, her profile of the writer, aviator and celebrity, "Anne Morrow Lindbergh: You’ll Have the Sky," won the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Emmy for Best Feature Writing (it was Susan's 15th regional Emmy win). Narrated by Judith Light and Lily Rabe, it aired throughout the country on PBS and PBS World, and is available on DVD. Currently, Susan is working on a documentary about the self-taught city planner, builder, and artist, Kea Tawana.