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Lost and Sound

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c Lindsey Dryden 2012

  • c Lindsey Dryden 2012

    c Lindsey Dryden 2012


Imagine waking up in the morning to find that the world sounds utterly different - and music is suddenly unrecognisable. All the songs you loved and all the songs you've yet to discover are suddenly out of reach. Could you find a way to get music back again... and could music find you?

1 in 7 of us will experience deafness in our lifetime. So what would happen to the music you love, if your hearing was lost?

Made by a partially deaf filmmaker after the future of her own hearing was called into doubt, this moving and intimate documentary follows music critic Nick Coleman, dancer Emily Thornton and pianist Holly Loach over 2 years, as they journey deep into sound and silence. It combines intimate filming with original animation, a rich musical soundtrack (often manipulated to reveal what deafness actually sounds like), and new insights from the world's top neuroscientists (including New York Times bestseller Dr David Eagleman), to tell the story of the great human love affair with music.

"A unique insight into the human condition ... likely to stay with you long after the credits have rolled." ~ DocGeeks


Type of film
Running Time
76 mins
HD Cam
Lindsey Dryden 1st Feature
Kat Mansoor, Lindsey Dryden
Executive Producer
Tom Roberts
Adam Lavis
Director of Photography
Peter Emery
Duncan Warrick, Jeet Thakrar, Will Hood
Nikky French
Principal Cast
Nick Coleman, Holly Loach, Emily Thornton, Dr David Eagleman, Prof Nigel Osborne, Dr Katie Overy, Dr Philip Ball

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Last updated 10th September 2012

Production Company

Animal Monday & Little By Little Films


Animal Monday & Little By Little Films