ABOUT A WOMAN'S VOICE
Produced by Calgary recording artist Sandra Sutter and directed by Rob Ing of Rob Ing Productions (Airdrie), A Woman’s Voice explores the circumstances of four women who all face and overcome challenges encountered by many women at some point in their lives. This short film is set against the backdrop of three of Sutter's songs and features debut acting performances of many of her friends and relatives.
“This project was motivated by a sincere desire to tell women they are not alone in facing the many complex and emotional challenges of domestic abuse, bullying, self-esteem and loneliness,” said Sutter, who relied entirely on family and friends to produce this film. “It’s so real and relatable that there was no hesitation when I called for volunteers. Everyone was more than willing to contribute their time and talents to the making of this film, which we hope will provide a sense of empowerment to those who are struggling.”
The film features Sutter’s songs: How Many Times (Cluster Stars), Love Touch (Cluster Stars) and Midnight Serenade (new single). Cluster Star’s was Sutter’s debut album, released in 2017, while her latest album, Aurora 12, was released in 2020.
In May, 2022, A Woman's Voice was awarded Gold for Best Music Video and Best Women Short, Silver for the Best Production Design and Bronze for the Best Editing at the Multi Dimension Independent Film Festival. The film is now qualifies for consideration for annual 2023 Independent Shorts Award. Screening takes place in August-September, 2023 at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, California.
A Woman’s Voice was created with financial support from Calgary Arts Development Association (CADA), an organization responsible for establishing grants investment programs for capital projects, organizations’ annual operations, individual artists, and other purposes that strengthen Calgary’s arts sector.
“Outstanding cinematography and the actors/actresses efforts and talents, truly conveyed a deep emotional message. The music/songs and non-verbal communication was truly a wonderful media blend for our senses to absorb a wonderfully delivered message of such a powerful and present real life issue.” - Brian Bairstow, TVC Communications