Silence is a Sound release

Sample the digital album (headphones highly recommended) which features the original soundtrack by Alex Lu and 10 recordings of silent places captured around the world during the making of In Pursuit of Silence and download your copy. Silence is much more than the absence of sound. It can have many textures and qualities that all combine […]

SXSW Review: In Pursuit of Silence

Wayne Alan Brenner with the Austin Chronicle writes that he is “undone by this film” and that it is “reminiscent of seeing 1982’s Koyaanisqatsi for the first time”. Unbelievably kind words, Mr. Brenner. Read the full review.

Sold-Out World Premiere @ CPH:DOX

Hey everyone! We’re back from our sold-out world premiere in Copenhagen, Denmark (CPH:DOX). IPOS was one of the most popular films screened, prompting the festival to add a third screening. Thanks in large part to the film’s co-presenter Roskilde Festival (Europe’s largest music festival), word spread quickly following our world premiere at The Grand Teatret. […]

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 […]