By John Serba | The Grand Rapids Press | December 04, 2008
Movie director Valerio Vanoli is currently scouting Grand Rapids locations, for two reasons.
First, to shoot a feature-length film titled "Hopeful Notes," in March. Second, to find an apartment to live in for the next five or six months, until the movie is finished.
"I arrived in Grand Rapids a few days ago," Vanoli said. "I'm looking forward to shooting the film here. I'm visiting many locations now."
The story takes place in a run-down children's hospital, where a young Russian boy, stricken with leukemia, reveals his genius-level talent at playing violin.