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"The Sound of Us" illustrates that during this critical time in world and U.S. history, music gives sound to hope and courage, allows us to grieve and be honest, and is the great, universal language that unites us all.

As the world grapples with unrest the profound truth remains that, through music, we are not alone.

The Sound of Us weaves inspiring stories about the beauty and goodness of music with interviews and performances by artists such as Ben Folds, Sarah McLachlan, Avery*Sunshine, Eric Whitacre, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Hiromi, Antonio Sanchez, Butch Walker, Will Wells, Patti Smith, and many more. Combined, these powerful vignettes illustrate how music heals us, gives us hope for the future through our children, keeps our heritage and history alive, allows us to have the most difficult of conversations, sheds light on current struggles, and continues to invite us back to the thing that unites us all - music.

The film is directed by Chris Gero, a Grammy nominated, American music industry executive, concert producer, record producer, songwriter, film director and composer, founder of Yamaha Entertainment Group of America and Chief Artist Relations Executive for Yamaha Artist Relations Group

 

 


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Best for fests 'The Sound of Us' by Chris Gero - A note to festival directors

Dear Festival friends,

 

Thank you for considering our documentary feature "The Sound of Us" for inclusion in your film festival. 

 

"The Sound of Us" illustrates that during this critical time in world and U.S. history, music gives sound to hope and courage, allows us to grieve and be honest, and is the great, universal language that unites us all.

 

As the world grapples with uncertainty, the profound truth remains that, through music, we are not alone.

 

“The Sound of Us” weaves inspiring stories about the beauty and goodness of music with interviews and performances by artists such as Ben Folds, Sarah McLachlan, Avery*Sunshine, Eric Whitacre, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Hiromi, Antonio Sanchez, Butch Walker, Will Wells, Patti Smith, and many more. Combined, these powerful vignettes illustrate how music heals us, gives us hope for the future through our children, keeps our heritage and history alive, allows us to have the most difficult of conversations, sheds light on current struggles, and continues to invite us back to the thing that unites us all - music.

 

The film we are submitting is the Director's Cut version. We are finalizing audio and will have a 100% finished version by April 1st. We are also finalising a festival version, close to 90 minutes - this cutdown version of the film is designed to be more impactful on general audiences.

 

 

We are also working on marketing packages allowing festivals to present the film as a special musical event (screening and party), with organizational tips, and media contests with goodies.

 

 

Thank you for your time and consideration,

Chris Gero, Bruno Chatelin; Ivan Wiener and the team

 

“The Sound of Us” director, Chris Gero, is a Grammy nominated, American music industry executive, concert producer, record producer, songwriter, film director and composer, founder of Yamaha Entertainment Group of America and Chief Artist Relations Executive for Yamaha Artist Relations Group

The film is one of Bruno Chatelin’s BEST FOR FESTS line-up of award winning films curated for festival consideration and panache.

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