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In ‘The Sounding,’ A Mysterious New Language Leads to Conflict and Rebellion

"A psychological mystery about a woman who literally speaks her mind. Crazy, right?"

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The Sounding

Logline: Liv, after years of silence, begins to weave a language of her own out of Shakespeare’s words. “The Sounding” is a psychological mystery about a woman who literally speaks her mind. Crazy, right?

Elevator Pitch:

On an island off the coast of Maine, Liv, after years of silence, begins to weave a language out of Shakespeare’s words. A driven neurologist, brought to the island to protect her, commits her to a psychiatric hospital. She becomes a full-blown rebel; her increasing violence threatens to keep her locked up for life as she fights for her voice and her freedom.

At a tipping point for otherness in our current climate, “The Sounding” champions it.

Starring: Frankie Faison (“The Wire”), Harris Yulin (“Training Day”), Erin Darke (“Good Girls Revolt”), Teddy Sears (“Masters of Sex”), Lucy Owen (“Miss Sloane”)

Production Team:

Catherine Eaton, Director / Writer / Actor (2016 Tribeca Through Her Lens award)
Caitlin Gold, Producer (Lionsgate)
Jessica Vale, Producer (NBC)
Bryan Delaney, Co-Producer / Writer (“The Seedbed”)
David Kruta, DP (“Concussion,” two-time ICG Emerging Cinematographer Award)
Siddhartha Khosla, Composer (“The Royals”)
Marco Perez, Editor (“Uncertain”)
Rocio Gimenez, Production Designer (“Iris”)

About the Film:

This is a film that is ultimately about otherness, at a time when we desperately need to connect and include the marginalized.

It’s a film inspired by Oliver Sacks’ humanity and curiosity about the mind, and Shakespeare’s insights into the human condition.

It’s a film about mental illness at a time when approximately one in five people in the USA suffer from some form of it.

And its made by women, about a woman’s journey through a male-dominated world. Which is not unlike the journey of a female director. But together we can move that needle in the right direction.

Current Status: We’ve shot, edited, and are nearly finished! We’re crowd-funding the final finishing funds. Our first sneak peak of film and campaign here.

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