Kathy Barbini, Producer/Director
Kathy Barbini, founder of Big Voice Pictures, and producer/director, is an award-winning independent documentary and television producer. Prior to founding Big Voice Pictures, she worked as as a producer for The Discovery Channel’s multi-award winning educational documentary series Assignment Discovery. She was nominated for an ACE-Award for MTV Networks for a year-end special featuring socially conscious entertainers and music artists making an impact in the world. Ms. Barbini also produced media for political media consultants, and was an associate producer on a prime-time Presidential election-eve special broadcast on ABC, NBC and CBS. Additionally, as Project Director for HBO’s national screening tour of the Emmy Award-winning documentary Dear America: Letters Home From Vietnam, she organized national fundraising screenings to benefit the Vietnam Veterans of America. Ms. Barbini started her early career working on leading magazine programs for ABC and NBC News.
Her independent documentaries are distributed internationally and were funded by leading foundations including The Eastman Kodak Foundation, The Global Ministries Foundation, and the Pioneer Fund. She is producer/director of Big Voice Pictures’ recent film, Boys and Men Healing produced in association with The International Documentary Association. The film was broadcast on PBS stations nationwide, and is currently being utilized for education, training and prevention by thousands of organizations internationally in the United States, Canada, England, Cambodia, Israel, Spain, Argentina, and other countries. The film is being screened internationally in hundreds of communities and universities, along with panel discussions with leaders in the field
Ms Barbini recently produced Pursuit of Truth, an educational documentary for Vertigo Charitable Foundation, which has received recognition and won awards in numerous film festivals.
Ms. Barbini’s first independent documentary, The Healing Years, became an acclaimed film in the field of women’s issues and child 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.
Simon Weinberg, Co-Producer/Marketing Director and Outreach Strategist
Simon Weinberg, co-owner of Big Voice Pictures, is an expert marketer, distributor, and outreach strategist for social issue documentaries and independent features. He is also Co-producer for Boys and Men Healing. Additionally, he is a key note and motivational speaker at leading conferences and for the military.
Mr. Weinberg creates and manages 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’s distributed Big Voice Pictures’ films to organizations, libraries, universities, counseling centers, correctional facilities, military bases and churches world wide. He is currently assisting in distribution for a theatrical release motion picture.
Additionally, Mr. Weinberg creates dynamic educational outreach campaigns and motivational trainings for Big Voice Pictures’ films. He’s organized hundreds of community screenings and panel discussion at universities and leading conferences internationally, forging collaborative partnerships with social issue organizations, law makers and influencers to initiate positive and lasting social change.
Big Voice Pictures’ films and events have been featured in hundreds of articles, blogs, and film reviews, and have been covered on numerous local television and radio programs throughout 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 environmental causes.