For Once in My Life

Director: Jim Bigham
Total Running Time: 94 minutes
Release Date: 2010
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For Once In My Life is a documentary about a unique band of singers and musicians, and their journey to show the world their greatness, and killer soundtrack within each of them. The band members have a wide range of mental and physical disabilities—as well as musical abilities, that extend into ranges of pure genius. In a cinema vérité style, the film explores the struggles and triumphs, and the healing power of music, as the band members’ unique talents are nurtured, to challenge the world’s perceptions.

Select Awards
Able Trust – Media Award
Barbara Jordan Media – Award Winner
Bolder International Film Festival – Impact Award
European Film Festival, Poland – Best Documentary Award Winner
Heartland Film Festival – Audience Choice Award Documentary Feature
IDA International Documentary Association – Best Musical Documentary
Nashville Film Festival – Audience Award Winner, & Music Impact Award Winner
RIFF Rincon Int’l Film Festival Puerto Rico – Award Winner
Port Townsend Film Festival – Best Feature Length Documentary
Sarasota Film Festival – Audience Award for best Documentary Feature
Sonoma Valley Film Festival – Audience Award Winner
SXSW Film Festival – Audience Award Winner

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About The Filmmaker

Jim's feature film credits include producer of feature film, SweetLand, for which he received the 2007 Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature. His other feature film credits include Great Expectations, Jeepers Creepers, Bad Boys, Body Heat as well as the... Read more ›


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