The Secret Song


Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Runtime (minutes):90
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Doug Goodkin
Director:Samantha Campbell
Executive Producer:Samantha Campbell
Producer(s):Rachel Benson
Todd Dayton
Cinematography:Wynn Padula
John Behrens
Music By:B. Quincy Griffin


The Secret Song chronicles the final months of Doug Goodkin’s fabled 45-year career teaching music to children in San Francisco. Goodkin’s time-tested methods are thrown into disarray as the pandemic forces schools into “distance” learning, and a music program that always prioritized singing and learning “through the ear, not through the eye” has to adapt to an online format. The film shows the dynamism and adaptability that all teachers find and bring forth in the classroom, and how a sense of belonging helps us surmount hardships and adversity.

Preceded by the short comedy “Operation Siblings”. See link below.

Included Shorts

Operation Siblings (9min) More

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