The cause is close to the composer's heart: His daughter has Asperger’s Syndrome.
Academy Award winner Burt Bacharach has signed on to score Po, a feature film about a widowed father raising his 10-year old son with autism.
The cause is close to Bacharach’s heart: His daughter Nikki has Asperger’s Syndrome. Bacharach met the film’s director, John Asher, by chance on a flight last year and agreed to let Asher use his classic, “Close to You,” made famous by the Carpenters. Upon seeing the film, he agreed to compose the music. “I was so touched by the film that scoring it was a labor of love,” he said in a statement.
The film stars Christopher Gorham as the father and Julian Feder as his son.