The 2021 SXSW Film Festival was just announced this week and one title was preemptively acquired ahead of the event.
Gravitas Ventures has North American rights to Alex Noyer’s slasher pic Sound of Violence, which is set to make its world premiere at this year’s SXSW Film Festival in March, Deadline reports.
Gravitas has already slated the film for release in theaters and on demand this coming May 21st.
“The story follows Alexis, who has 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 by her roommate Marie 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.”
Written and directed by Noyer, Sound of Violence stars Jasmin Savoy Brown (the upcoming Scream revival, “The Leftovers”), Lili Simmons (“Ray Donovan”, “Banshee”, Bone Tomahawk), James Jagger (“Vinyl”, The Outpost) and Tessa Munro (“S.W.A.T.”).
The film was produced by Noyer and Hannu Aukia. Mike Macari (The Ring trilogy) serves as Executive Producer.