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Director CHRIS GERO (United States 2021) 118 min
In this galvanizing exploration of music, Grammy® nominated director Chris Gero takes viewers on a voyage into the unifying power of sound and rhythm. Through a collection of interviews, performances, and personal narratives, artists from around the globe illuminate the question of what music is to them by revealing it to be a means of communication, expression, and remembrance. Divinely embedded within both nature and humans, it’s proven to be at the core of life as we know it—bringing universal healing and social change to listeners worldwide. Music connects us to the universe, our souls humming in unison with the vibrations emitted from the stars. In the face of grief, injustice, oppression, and hardship, music carries individuals through and inspires hope in the darkness. The Sound of Us stands as a testament to the essential nature of music, as it captures the truth and color of life.
Director CHRIS GERO + Special Music Performance by MERCY BELL and ANDREW JANSS
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CHRIS GERO is a 12-time Emmy® Award winner and Grammy® Award-nominated record producer, well-known for his visionary style in the music industry. An accomplished composer and director, The Sound of Us is Gero’s second documentary feature film. Gero previously directed the 2014 award-winning feature-length documentary, Nathan East: For the Record. Prior to his documentary directorial debut, Gero produced and directed Elton John’s full-length concert film The Million Dollar Piano, which screened worldwide.
|RUNNING TIME:||118 min|
|PRODUCERS:||Chris Gero, Sara Bachler, Ben James
Executive Producers: Hiroko Ohmura, Tom Sumner
|CINEMATOGRAPHERS:||Ben James, Dario Di Mella|
|EDITORS:||Nate Cole, Chris Gero, Ben James, William Jenkins, Luca Silver, Mike Stuckey Jr.|
|NOTE WRITER:||Amari Gaiter|