International Premiere Announcement

We are extremely excited to share that In Pursuit of Silence which so many of you generously contributed to during our two successful Kickstarter campaigns and which we have been working on for nearly three years is COMPLETE and set to premiere next week at one of the top documentary festivals in the world. CPH:DOX […]

The Many Metaphors of Silence

Silence is the mother of everything that has come out from the Depth. And Silence kept quiet about what she was unable to describe: the Unspeakable. Clement of Alexandria As In Pursuit of Silence moves towards a likely fall film festival release, we’re continuing to meet and discuss the embodiment of silence and its vast influence upon our […]

The Vast Forest of Silence

“All profound things and emotions of things are preceded and attended by Silence” Herman Melville Team IPOS met yesterday to gaze into the forest together. As director and editor Patrick Shen shared a quote with us before unveiling an early assembly of the film he said, “first drafts are like shooting an arrow into the […]

Shaking Convention

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few.” -Shunryu Suzuki I’ve been making observations about my process as I edit IPOS. The hope has been to understand why I gravitate towards certain images, how long I let an image sit before I cut, and how I instinctually […]

Poetry in Filmmaking

I came upon this passage from John Cage’s book “Silence” during the first week of editing In Pursuit of Silence and it’s still messing with my head 4 weeks later. From camera movements (or lack of) to composition, we have made many attempts to shoot this film in a way that is consistent with our […]

World Listening Day 2014

In honor of World Listening Day, we put together a clip of our time at Denali National Park and Preserve, one of the quietest places we’ve had the privilege of experiencing on our journey of making this film thus far. Special thanks to the National Park Service and the great work that they’re doing to […]

A Silent Weekend Away

A team member of IPOS took a weekend trip to a nearby monastery – here’s what happened… “Since there is no real silence, Silence will contain all the sounds, All the words, all the languages, All knowledge, all memory.” Dejan Stojanovic Prince of Peace Abbey rests atop a hill in Oceanside, California. It sits near […]

Filmmakers: Help Us Cover 11/11 in the UK

Seeking shooters to help cover Moment of Silence on 11/11 in the following possible locations for feature documentary about silence/sound called In Pursuit of Silence”: Trafalgar Square Construction crew Church School (primary or secondary) Shopping mall Other workplaces Footage needed: ONE 45-second wide shot (10-15mm) and ONE to THREE 20-second close-ups of faces of those […]

We’re fully funded on Kickstarter!

On Friday, March 8th at 10:33pm, our Kickstarter campaign for In Pursuit of Silence was fully funded! A BIG thank you to everyone who pledged and/or shared our campaign. We couldn’t have done it without you. After a month of preparation and 31 days of running the campaign, we’ve been taking it easy this week. […]

Kickstarter Campaign Update from Filmmakers

With only 39 hours to go to reach our goal (or we get nothing), we offer you this silent plea for support of our Kickstarter campaign, in three movements and 4 minutes and 33 seconds in length. Thank you for watching. Please consider making your pledge today and if you’ve already done so, please consider […]