Writer and director Alex Noyer’s Sound of Violence made quite the impression at this year’s SXSW festival, and now it’s set for release on VOD on May 21, 2021!
The film’s synopsis reads:
Alexis (Jasmin Savoy Brown) recovered her hearing after witnessing the brutal murder of her family when she was ten. The visceral experience awakened synesthetic abilities in her and started her on an orphaned path of self-discovery through the healing tones of brutal violence. She goes on to pursue a career teaching and experimenting to find new sounds. She is supported and loved by her roommate Marie (Lili Simmons) who is unaware of the dark secrets behind Alexis’ unique music and the part she unknowingly plays. Faced with the likelihood of losing her hearing again, Alexis escalates her pursuit of her masterpiece through gruesome sound experiments and devastating designs. She won’t let anything stop her, not even love.
Brown and Simmons are joined in the cast by James Jagger (Vinyl), Tessa Munro (Held), and Dana L. Wilson (Dexter).
“I’ve been lucky to be surrounded by people who believed in my idea of an artist in lieu of a killer,” Noyer said in a statement released today. “From our amazing lead Jasmin Savoy Brown to my producing partner Hannu Aukia, to our cast and crew, this movie came together because of confidence in that vision. Gravitas showed us that same confidence. I am delighted for them to bring it to North American audiences so soon after our World premiere at SXSW.”
Sound of Violence began its life as a short film before making the jump to feature. It was a standout for iHorror at the SXSW festival this year. You can read our review here.
Take a look at the latest trailer the film below, and let us know if you’ll be watching on May 21, 2021!