Local Composer Wins for Latest Documentary Short

Emmy® award-winning composer Brian Katona has been lauded with several awards for the musical score he has written for the new documentary “The Long Hair.”

Online PR News – 25-March-2021 – Newtown, PA – Emmy® award-winning composer Brian Katona of Bucks County has been lauded with several awards for the musical score he has written for the new short documentary “The Long Hair.” Among the recognitions Katona has received for this work are: Best Composer-Venice Shorts Film Festival, Silver Medal Award Winner-Global Music Awards, Finalist-Oniros Film Awards®, and finalist in the Hollywood Art and Movie Awards.

“The Long Hair” is a documentary short that visits with one of the last independent barbers still operating in North Dakota—but more than that, it is about a part of American life that is disappearing before our eyes.
“People used to have more time in the olden days,” the barber, LeRoy Pendleton, says in the film. “Nobody wants to wait around anymore.”

Pendleton, now 86, isn’t necessarily talking just about people who need a haircut, but about a culture that is too busy, too on the go to even stop and be in the present. The documentary premieres this weekend, March 27th at the Garden State Film Festival.

“The Long Hair” reunites Katona with Emmy-winning filmmaker David Kuznicki, who worked together on “The Town That Disappeared Overnight,” which was about the farming community of Round Valley in New Jersey, who were unceremoniously uprooted in the 1950s to make way for a reservoir.

Katona’s other film/television credits include: The Builder (Lower Great Lakes Emmy® winner for best musical composition), A Hope For Hartly (Best Melodic Theme, Garden State Film Festival), PEI Kids: Generation Change (Film: Broader Vision Award, Garden State Film Festival), and The Town That Disappeared Overnight (Film: Two time Emmy Winner, Garden State Film Festival Winner).
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