Seven years ago, in his debut documentary “Note by Note: The Making of Steinway L1037,” director Ben Niles uniquely explored the creation of the titular instrument from pulling together the raw materials to rolling it out on a concert stage. And with his sophomore effort “Some Kind Of Spark,” Niles takes a look at the classical world again, this time focusing on the young talent who are aspiring to go as far as their skills take them.
The filmmaker’s latest documentary takes a look at Juilliard’s Music Advancement Program, which focuses on inner-city youth. It gives those in the classes the kind of attention and musical education many would likely never have the opportunity to receive otherwise, and “Some Kind Of Spark” explores how it changes and impacts the students’ lives.
“Some Kind Of Spark” will make its World Premiere at DOC NYC on Sunday, November 16th. Watch below.