A Supernatural thriller, "The Sound" opens this Friday in theaters by MGMs Orion Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Films via AMC and others with a simultaneous release on iTunes and all other major video-on-demand platforms. Rose McGowan, stars as Kelly Johansen, a writer and skeptic of the supernatural. As a specialist in acoustic physics, she uses low-frequency tactile sound-waves to debunk reported paranormal activities for her online blog. When presented with a new case of a supposedly haunted subway station, Kelly sets off to uncover the truth behind the hoax that involves a 40-year-old unexplained suicide. Her investigation takes her deep into the abandoned station where her skepticism is tested.
Directed, produced and written by Jenna Mattison, the film premieres at a time when the industry continues pushing for more female-driven projects both in front of the camera and behind the scenes. Mattison does a great job of building the tension and fear throughout the film along with her Canadian team and producer Michele Weisler who executive produced, "The Ring" and "The Ring 2."
Costars include the ubiquitous Christopher Lloyd, who effectively plays a creepy night serviceman, Richard Gunn, Stephen McHattie along with Michael Eklund, as Detective Richards. Eklund comments, "The Sound pushed the limits and pulls our imagination out of the darkness we all keep locked away. Collaborating with two talented and inspiring female artists like Jenna and Rose on 'The Sound,' relights the darkness to the clarity of subtlety and detail while pushing us all to look to film and be reminded of magic."
Executive Producers Ben McConley and Jason Van Eman continue their support of various independent features throughout 2017. Van Eman states, "We are very conscientious about supporting women in entertainment, whether it is in TV, Film or global entertainment -focused endeavors, we need to support the narrative that women bring a fresh perspective to a wide bevy of entertainment projects and need the support of the global community from not only the initial financial investment but all the way through the business, creative and consumer process."
WeatherVane Productions, along with Forrest Capital Partners is pleased to see many of its films have solid female influences being released this year including "A Quiet Passion," "1 Mile To You," "Amelia 2.0," and "Trafficked," staring Ashley Judd, which comes out to theaters October 6th. Van Eman states, "We consistently look to produce high-quality projects that bring fresh ideas, diversity and solid business partners. Our films currently in post-production as well as our slate moving forward in early 2018 do exactly that."
I think now the only question is: Who's coming with me this weekend to see The Sound?!?
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