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 an award-winning producer and writer. She recently completed You'll Have the Sky: The Life and Work of Anne Morrow Lindbergh about the writer and aviator, narrated by Judith Light and Lily Rabe. She co-produced Ode to Joy, a performance special now airing on PBS. Her national documentaries include Ben Shahn: Passion for Justice, Toshiko Takaezu: Portrait of an Artist, and Michael Graves: The Warehouse. Susan is a principal at PCK Media, where she produces the award-winning weekly public television series State of the Arts as well as a wide range of other projects. Recent highlights include a history series produced for New Jersey’s 350th birthday, It Happened Here: New Jersey, and advocacy videos for the statewide campaign, “Pre-K Our Way.” Susan has an MA from the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School of Communication, and a BA from New College of Florida. She also studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her awards include 13 regional Emmys, four CINE Golden Eagles, two NETA Awards, a Worldfest Houston Gold Special Jury Award, and a Pennsylvania State Council on the Arts Fellowship.