A Feature Documentary about the incredible story of a world renowned trumpeter whose music gives hope, inspires millions and proves art is essential for survival.
Ryan Anthony, regarded as one of the greatest trumpet virtuosos ever, was just 42 years old when diagnosed with terminal cancer and given just months to live. For many, this would be a crushing blow, but for Ryan, it motivated him to start a charity that raised millions for cancer research, climb Mount Fuji (and play at summit), continue to perform and inspire and to show the world that music saves lives.
Our documentary will reveal the incredible story of his rise from homelessness to musical superstardom, from cancer clinics, chemotherapy and stem cell transplants to sell-out concerts in symphony halls across the country. You will see how, despite overwhelming odds, repeatedly being reminded of his fragility and time ticking away, his positivity, his determination to attend his daughter’s graduation and his passion to perform continually drove him to the concert stage.
This is a story about hope, about living life to the fullest, about the unwavering strength and support of family and friends, and about one man’s refusal to allow his affliction to affect his love of his art. Prepare to inspired.
Meet The Team
WRITER / DIRECTOR
LA-based British writer, filmmaker and former National and International champion brass musician. He has written and directed commercials and tv shows in the Caribbean, a sell-out comedy music show at the renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival and his scripts have received notable mentions from new writing competitions such as BBC Writer’s Room.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
A Los Angeles based Director of Photography and co-owner of the production company, Orange Robot. Originally from Indiana and a graduate of Ball State University, Luke’s work has been seen by millions. His unique eye to capture subjects in their most natural state fuels his documentary work today.
A Midwestern girl in Los Angeles. As co-owner of Orange Robot, she has produced numerous narrative and commercial projects while also acting as a digital marketing consultant for several major motion picture studios including Universal Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, DreamWorks, Paramount and Sony.
Trumpet Professor with Distinction and Head of Brass Studies at UCLA. He is the first classical brass soloist to be awarded the Order of Canada, the country’s highest civilian honor. Hailed as one of the most celebrated soloists in his instruments history.
Song For Hope LLC
Northridge CA 91325