This trumpet prodigy got into Juilliard, then he got the bill for $91K a year.

Seventeen-year-old musical prodigy William Leathers is one of only three trumpet players accepted into Juilliard’s undergrad program this year. But the annual $91,000 CAD tuition meant he and his family had to turn to crowdfunding.

Role: Producer / Director
Publisher: Daily VICE Canada
Project details: After this story had been in the news, I managed to build a relationship with William and his family that led to their generous invitation to his Juilliard going-away party where we were able to film in this intimate setting.