The Voice & Vision Film Festival, May 18-21, 2023, offers four days full of films, celebrations, filmmaker workshops, and more at both The Picture House Bronxville and The Picture House Pelham. The festival is dedicated to connections: artists with audiences, and emerging filmmakers with established artists; building bridges that make our communities stronger.
Support the festival – and a year of Picture House programming – through sponsorships, festival passes, and tickets to individual events. Films and film tracks below – schedule coming soon!
FILM TRACKS AND FILMS
Hayley Selects/Films That Inspire
American Animals, Eve’s Bayou, Scott Pilgrim Saves the World, Shawshank Redemption
The Earth Speaks
The Amazon, Koyaanisqatsi, The Colorado
The Voice of the Film: Celebrating 50 Years of Hip Hop
Beat Street, Krush Groove
Refuge, Small Town, Big Hope: Pelham Love, Afghan Dreamers
FILMMAKERS AND SPECIAL GUESTS
HAYLEY ATWELL is a Golden Globe and Olivier Award-nominated actress who will next star opposite Tom Cruise as the female lead of Mission: Impossible 7 & 8. Her film credits include Julian Jarrold’s Brideshead Revisited (2008) and The Duchess (2008), for which she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the 2008 British Independent Film Awards. She also starred in Disney’s Christopher Robin (2018) and in Blinded By The Light (2019), directed by Gurinder Chadha. In 2011, Hayley was cast opposite Chris Evans in Marvel universe blockbuster Captain America: The First Avenger. Her character, Peggy Carter, was given her own show, Agent Carter in 2015—the first-ever Marvel spin-off to be fronted by a woman.
Hayley trained at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and her extensive work in British theatre has garnered her three Olivier Award nominations. She has performed at the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Donmar Warehouse, and the Royal Court. Her West End debut came in 2009 in the Duke of York’s A View From The Bridge, directed by Lindsay Posner. She returned to the theatre in 2019 for a critically acclaimed run of Rosmersholm directed by Ian Rickson.
WILLIAM DEBUYS has written ten books, the most recent of which, The Trail to Kanjiroba: Rediscovering Earth in an Age of Loss, completes a trilogy that includes The Last Unicorn: A Search for One of Earth’s Rarest Creatures (listed among Christian Science Monitor’s ten best non-fiction books of 2015) and A Great Aridness: Climate Change and the Future of the American Southwest (which won the Weber/Clements Prize for best book on the Southwest in 2012). His River of Traps (with photographer Alex Harris) was a Pulitzer Prize nonfiction finalist in 1991. William deBuys co-wrote the feature documentary, The Colorado, with director Murat Eyuboglu and also provided lyrics for musical passages within the film. He has been a Kluge Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Library of Congress (2018), a Guggenheim Fellow (2008-2009), and a Lyndhurst Fellow (1986-1988). He lives and writes on the farm he has tended since 1976 in New Mexico’s Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
STEPHANIE DIAZ-MATOS Award-winning music supervisor Stephanie Diaz-Matos not only oversees music supervision for high-profile film and television projects, but she also leads a diverse and dynamic team as Head of Music Supervision at Raedio. Her credits span everything from television series such as Baz Luhrmann’s The Get Down to the big screen blockbuster Uncle Drew, NETFLIX’s Someone Great, the EPIX series Godfather of Harlem, and HBO Max’s And Just Like That.
In 2013, she founded Bonfire Collective. Owned and operated by Stephanie, the company emerged as a sought-after music supervision house. Lauding her contribution to The Get Down, the Guild of Music Supervisor Awards honored her with the award for “Best Music Supervision in a Television or Comedy” in 2017.
In 2020 Raedio acquired Bonfire Collective, and Stephanie immersed herself in her new role -the Head of Music Supervision & Library. Under the Raedio banner, she has music supervised the award winning Starz hit P-Valley and Netflix’s ME TIME and HBO Max’s Betty and more.
MURAT EYUBOGLU Filmmaker, photographer, writer and music historian, Murat started photography at a young age as an apprentice to Josephine Powell in Istanbul. After attending the Academy of Fine Arts, School of Photography (Istanbul), he transferred to Bennington College, Vermont. He lived in Paris and returned to New York to pursue studies in music history. His dissertation was on the utopian aspects of Gustav Mahler’s works. For about a decade, he taught music history at a number of New York-area universities. In 2007, he participated in the documentary Claude Lévi-Strauss: Return to the Amazon as Assistant Director. He directed, filmed and co-authored The Colorado (2016), a music-based documentary to which five composers contributed original music. In 2018, he produced a comprehensive book that accompanies The Colorado. His projects have been featured in venues such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Kennedy Center, the Broad Museum and others. He is currently working on The Amazon, a music-based documentary on the world’s largest river and a sequel to The Colorado.
JEFF WATKINS A proud son of Mount Vernon, New York and an Annapolis graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Jeff Watkins’ path into media production has been dynamic. Named as one of Merrill Lynch’s most promising young talents by Research Magazine in 2009, Watkins served as the brand’s advisor to some of the most talented athletes and entertainment artists throughout the country.
Through his continuous involvement and crossover in both the finance and entertainment industries, Watkins quickly found and married his passions by founding Condreal Studios, a global transmedia production and distribution company. 2023 marks the thirteenth year of operation for the company that has produced content for recognized brands and global media partners such as Twentieth Century Fox, NHL, Universal Studios, MLB, One Race Films, and CBS Sports. Condreal has also created television episodic series for Time Warner AOL and Maxim, and feature film and documentary projects across three continent with luminary talents such as Denzel Washington, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, and Chadwick Boseman.
Watkins is tirelessly dedicated to community, culture, and the youth. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of: The Picture House Regional Film Center, Mount Saint Michael Academy, The Village of Pelham Council on the Arts, and The American Skin Project.
PAOLA PRESTINI Composer Paola Prestini has collaborated with poets, filmmakers, and scientists in large-scale multimedia works that chart her interest in extra-musical themes ranging from the cosmos to the environment. She has created, written and produced large scale projects such as the world’s largest and first communal VR opera, The Hubble Cantata, and the eco-documentary currently on PBS, The Colorado. Her current work Sensorium Ex dives deeply into community impact, opera, and AI-bridging her love of collaboration with system building. Her work has been performed by the New York Philharmonic, Minnesota Opera, Los Angeles Opera, San Diego Opera, The Barbican Centre, Bellas Artes, and at the Festival Dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy. She has been a resident at MASS MoCA, the Park Avenue Armory, the American Academy in Rome, and at Sundance. Prestini is a Co-Founder of VisionIntoArt, a non-profit new music and interdisciplinary arts production company in New York City and is the Co-Founder/Artistic Director of the non-profit music organization National Sawdust.