BIG VOICE PICTURES produces social issue documentaries that give voice to emerging and cutting-edge issues, with the intention of motivating discussion, creating change, and offering new insights and hope for individuals, families, and communities through strategic national outreach campaigns and collaboration with communities and organizations. Their films have received worldwide distribution and recognition.
Kathy Barbini, founder of Big Voice Pictures, and producer/director, is an award-winning independent documentary and television producer focusing on social issues. She has worked with Discovery Channel, Lifetime Television, ABC and NBC network news, HBO, MTV Networks and on national political media campaigns. Her independent films have been funded by leading foundations and distributed internationally. She is producer/director of Big Voice Pictures’ recent film, Boys and Men Healing, produced in association with The International Documentary Association. The film is currently being utilized by thousands of organizations worldwide--including the United States, Canada, England, Cambodia, Israel, Spain, Argentina, and many other countries-- as a tool for raising awareness and community discussion, and for education, training and prevention. The film is being screened internationally in hundreds of communities and universities, along with panel discussions with the filmmakers and leaders in the field.
Ms. Barbini's independent documentary, The Healing Years, become an acclaimed film in the field of women’s issues and child sexual abuse prevention, and has been utilized for training and education in thousands of organizations internationally. The film has been broadcast on PBS stations nationwide, screened in international film festivals and leading conferences and endorsed by leaders in the field. Lifetime Television and The Times Square Project awarded her with recognition for helping end violence against women. Her films illustrate her commitment to bringing hope to challenging issues.
Additional projects produced by Ms. Barbini include: The Discovery Channel's multi-award winning educational documentary series Assignment Discovery, an ACE-Award nominated special for MTV Networks about celebrities who donate their time to social causes, and co-producer on a prime-time Presidential election-eve special broadcast on ABC, NBC and CBS. Additionally, she was Project Director for HBO's national for screening tour of the Emmy Award-winning documentary Dear America: Letters Home From Vietnam, organizing national screenings and fundraising to benefit the Vietnam Veterans of America.
Simon Weinberg is co-owner of Big Voice Pictures is an expert marketer, distributor and outreach strategist for social issue documentaries, independent feature films and books. He was also Co-producer for Boys and Men Healing.
Mr. Weinberg creates and manages international release strategies for Big Voice Pictures' projects including: theatrical and online distribution, exhibition, ancillary, educational distribution, film festivals, word of mouth promotion, television broadcasts publicity, media buying, and grassroots and national outreach strategies.
He creates dynamic educational campaigns for Big Voice Pictures' films which are utilized worldwide as tools for training and advocacy. He has organized hundreds of community screenings, collaborative partnerships, and panel discussion at universities and leading conferences internationally. He is also is a leading inspirational and keynote speaker for the military and other national organizations, and has created and led workshops in communities related to Big Voice Pictures' films. He forges collaborative efforts with organizations, law makers and influencers to initiate positive and lasting social change, and to create much needed resources in communities.
Big voice Pictures' films have been featured in hundreds of articles, blogs, and film reviews, and have been covered on numerous local television and radio programs thorughout the nation. Mr. Weinberg has appeared on many television and radio programs, and has developed key relationships with reporters and producers throughout national media.
His early career included marketing, media relations and fundraising for leading environmental organizations. This included creating environmental awareness campaigns through radio, television, events and print, and working collaboratively with leading national organizations to raise thousands of dollars for envirnonmental causes
He's currently distributing Big Voice Pictures' projects including a new independent feature film.