Love Strings: Documentary Coming Soon in 2019!


Directed by Don Boyd, LOVE STRINGS tells a near 300 year story as seen by one very special violin – the 1735 ex-Mary Portman, Fritz Kreisler Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesù – having the touched the lives of some of the greatest and most significant artists over the last 3 centuries, culminating in a once-in-a-lifetime live performance recording of the Beethoven Violin Concerto.

LOVE STRINGS has finished Post-Production.  Release date: 2019

London Symphony Orchestra
Andreas Delfs, Conductor
Yi-Jia Susanne Hou, Violin

Skylight Picture Works Production, in collaboration with HiBROW TV

Executive Producer: Loudon Owen
Executive Producer: Stephen Wright
Director: Don Boyd
Producers: Sanzhar Sultan, Dominic Dowbekin and Don Boyd
Associate Producer: Lorenz Ehrsam
Editor: Ivan Griffiths
Additional Editor: Jerry Ramsbottom
Multi Camera Directors: Babak Goodarzi, Don Boyd, Jonathan Bloom (Café Royal)
Director of Photography: Josh Williams, Jonathan Bloom
Camera Operators: Josh Williams, Martin Ihle, Christophe Tweedie, Jonathan Bloom, Babak Godarzi

Live performance filmed and recorded and at Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, Hampstead London

Audio Producer: Anna Barry
Audio Recording Engineers: Neil Hutchinson & Jonathan Stokes
Additional Audio Engineer: Paul Baily
Sound Recordists Hibrow (for live capture and rehearsals): Liam Abel, Lindsay Armstrong
Concert & Recordings Manager, LSO: Marc Stevens
Co-ordinator Air Studios: Alison Burton
Unit Publicist: Mychaylo Prystupa

Post Production: TVC Soho
Colorist: James Osborne
Dubbing Mixer: Stephen O’Toole
Mastering Editor: Luke Dabbs
Hair & Make-up: Nuriye Sonmez
Hibrow Production Team: Geej Ower, Chris John Stone, Nicola Lobsang

The outstanding violin used by Yi-Jia Susanne Hou is the ex Mary Portman, Fritz Kreisler Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesù, Cremona, c. 1735 on extended loan from Clement and Karen Arrison through the generous efforts of The Stradivari Society® of Chicago.

Miss Hou’s Beethoven Robe by Ana Quasoar – Haute Couture Paris
Wardrobe: Save the Queen by Elena Fantini – Firenze

Special thanks to: Dr. John & Naomi Lacey, Maestro Maurizio Tadioli, Karen & Clement Arrison, Mary Galvin, Geoff Fushi, Mike Doyle, Kim Harrod, The Stradivari Society®, Costa Pilavachi, Larry Weinstein, Atom Egoyan, Jim Paglia and Don West, for their invaluable support and creative inspiration.

Thanks to: Café Royal, Fergus Lawler, Purple PR, Marc Collins, Ben Coulson, Alexa Pearson, Kate Wilson, Athenaeum Hotel London

And finally very special thanks to: Mr and Mrs Hou for their extraordinary dedication and love, for their passionate contribution to Susanne’s life and career, and for their invaluable professional contributions to this project.

A Skylight Picture Works Production, in association with Hibrow Productions Ltd.

Copyright Skylight Picture Works 2015

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