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The Sound of Silence Michael Tyburski, Ben Nabors

A self-taught scientist, Peter works in New York as a “house tuner”—a unique, highly specialized profession he’s invented. His clients approach him with troubles like depression, anxiety, or fatigue. After extensive analysis of their homes’ acoustic characteristics, he identifies some sonic combination—a radiator mixed with a kitchen appliance, for instance—that’s altering their mood. Despite some skepticism, his clients see results … until he meets Ellen, who is experiencing exhaustion. After his initial conclusion proves incorrect, Peter obsessively searches for the fault in his practice.

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Directed by Michael Tyburski
Written by Tyburski and Ben Nabors
Produced by Nabors, Michael Prall, Tariq Merhab, Charlie Scully, Mandy Tagger Brockey, Adi Ezroni
Edited by Matthew Hart
Cinematography by Eric Lin
Music by Will Bates
Principal cast: Peter Sarsgaard, Rashida Jones, Austin Pendleton, Tony Revolori

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