Nov 12, 2020
“Music Got Me Here” is a new documentary from filmmaker Susan Koch and looks at the extraordinary power of music and how it helped save the life of snowboarder Forrest Allen.
At the age of 18, Allen had a snowboarding accident and was trapped inside himself, and unable to speak or walk for almost two years. Tom Sweitzer, an eccentric music therapist with a troubled childhood who credits music with saving his own life, is determined to help Allen find his voice.
Winner of the Best Social Impact Award at the 2020 Greenwich International Film Festival, “Music Got Me Here” was filmed over the course of five years and features interviews with renowned soprano and music therapy advocate Renee Fleming and National Institute of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins.