The Film



Forte is the international story of three women who are challenging industry norms by making their own rules in a musical genre steeped in tradition.  A young Norwegian soloist champions a rare, self-discovered composition and risks a promising career to bring it to life. A small-town girl, born and raised in the Russian Arctic, gives up an executive position at a top artist management corporation to create her own international maverick agency.  An Argentinian composer gets the opportunity of a lifetime. And a cultural entrepreneur and mother of three struggles to balance her family and career. The one thing these bold, game-changing individuals have in common is: strength.


The film stars Tatiana BermanLucía Caruso, and Eldbjørg Hemsing.  It also features appearances from some of the recognizable names in classical music including Tan Dun, Paavo Jarvi and JoAnn Falletta.  


Forte is written and directed by David Donnelly, founder of Culture Monster and director of the acclaimed hit documentary Maestro.  It is produced by David Donnelly and Anastasia Boudanoque, founder of Primavera Consulting.  Executive Producer is Roland Göhde of the Göhde Foundation.     


Forte is currently in its market-ready phase and we anticipate an early 2019 release. Forte Avant Premiere took place on the 25th of January, 2019 at the Consulate General of Argentina in New York city. We are currently booking a select number of private preview screenings for the fall of 2019.  Contact us for more information if you are interested in hosting a screening of the film before its official release.  

Filming Locations

Sintra, Portugal; Cincinnati, Ohio; Paris, France; London, England; New York, New York; Rhinecliff, NY; Mendoza, Argentina; Aurdal/Oslo, Norway; Milan, Italy; Berlin, Germany; St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia.


Production Partners:  Constella Productions, Culture Monster, Primavera Consulting

This film was made possible with the generous support of the Göhde Foundation, Sorel Organization and Dextra Musica Foundation.