Element Pictures is run by Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe, with offices in Dublin and London, working across production, distribution, and exhibition. Element Pictu... More Distribution today release Ken Wardrop’s heartwarming documentary Making the Grade on VOD and DVD. To celebrate we have 5 copies of the film to giveaway on DVD.
Wardrop’s signature style once again shines through in these heart-warming and life-affirming tales of students and their beloved piano teachers.
Making the Grade invites us into the world of the piano lesson. Every year teachers and students throughout Ireland prepare for graded musical exams. These exams can be pleasing for some but daunting for others. Each student has their own particular goal but reaching Grade Eight is considered a pinnacle. This endearing and uplifting documentary explores the bond between piano teachers and their pupils as they struggle through these grades. This is a story of the transformative power of music and the pride and happiness it provides both the students and teachers. It may inspire us all to keep making the grade.
Making the Grade is directed by Ken Wardrop is an Irish documentary filmmaker best know for his short Undressing My Mother,a nd features His & Hers, Mom & Me, and Making the Grade. and produced by Andrew Freedman. It is a Reel Arts film funded by the Arts Council.
Making the Grade is available now On Demand from iTunes, Virgin Media and Volta on 14th September. DVD stockists include Element Pictures Distribution, Tower Records, Golden Discs, Eason stores and Amazon.