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The Sound of Us

The Sound of Us" illustrates that during this critical time in world and U.S. history, music gives sound to hope and courage, allows us to grieve and be honest, and is the great, universal language that unites us all.

As the world grapples with unrest the profound truth remains that, through music, we are not alone.

The Sound of Us weaves inspiring stories about the beauty and goodness of music with interviews and performances by artists such as Ben Folds, Sarah McLachlan, Avery*Sunshine, Eric Whitacre, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Hiromi, Antonio Sanchez, Butch Walker, Will Wells, Patti Smith, and many more. Combined, these powerful vignettes illustrate how music heals us, gives us hope for the future through our children, keeps our heritage and history alive, allows us to have the most difficult of conversations, sheds light on current struggles, and continues to invite us back to the thing that unites us all - music.

The film is directed by Chris Gero, a Grammy nominated, American music industry executive, concert producer, record producer, songwriter, film director and composer, founder of Yamaha Entertainment Group of America and Chief Artist Relations Executive for Yamaha Artist Relations Group




The Sound of Us wins two top prizes at Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema

Honored beyond words! Best Documentary Feature AND Director - documentary feature! Thank you Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema and thank you team!!! 2022 IIFC Award Winners Best Animation IDY “The Boisterous Bird and the Four Legged Pair”   IDY Award Winner for Best New Media “Civil Disobedience Series”   Vanguard New Media Awards (TIE) “Jeff Hilliard- “Silicone Wave&rd...

The Sound of us wins Best Documentary Feature at Beloit International Film Festival: AND THE WHE WINNERS ARE...

"Thank you Beloit International Film Festival- humbled and honored to be here! @thesoundofus" Chris Gero director of 'The Sound of Us' one of our BEST FOR FESTS AND THE WINNERS ARE...   Beloit International Film Festival Honors Filmmakers with Annual BIFFY A...

'The Sound of us by Chris Gero wins Best Documentary Feature at Black Hills Film Festival 2022

Congrats to Chris Gero and his team for this new win on the festival circuit. Best documentary at Black Hills Film Festival 2022.  AND THE WINNERS ARE...  BHFF is a true celebration of cinema and the mavericks who do what it takes to get their vision to the screen. The festival spot lights the mountain towns of Hill City, Hot Springs, Rapid City, Spearfish and other Black Hills Communities to promote world-class films and powerful workshops. The filmmaker is the star of the Black...

The Sound of Us wins Best Documentary at Santa Fe Film Festival.

The Santa Fe Film Festival is a 10-day celebration of the best in cinematic arts, the 23rd Annual Santa Fe Film Festival will run in February 2023 with a program of over 100 screenings, panels, juried awards, workshops, and parties. We will have confirmed dates announced March 1st 2022. Long before New Mexico received statehood, artists have found our diverse landscapes, light, and culture integral for sharing their stories. New Mexico has been a key part of filmmaking since the first &lsquo...

Strong Festival program and selections for Chris Gero's The Sound of Us

Omaha Film Festival Omaha Film Festival Omaha Film Festival   Fort Myers Beach International Film Festival       Amelia Island Film Festival       Sedona I...

The Sound of Us named Best music doc at BKK DOC Bangkok International Documentary Awards and Festival

Bangkok International Documentary Awards (BKK DOC) is the documentary international award competition and film festival based in Bangkok, Thailand. BKK DOC 2021 theme is: VISIONS ON ASIA Submissions outside the theme will not be consider. Open for submissions ( : 5 January 2021 - 31 July 2021 Official Selection Announcement 26 September 2021 Festival 16-19 December 2021 Bangkok, Thailand Online Festival 1-31 December 2021 B...

The Sound of Us wins best of Show at Accolade August 2021

Chris Gero (USA), THE SOUND OF US Best of Show: Documentary Feature  Season: August 2021     Accolade is the original, top-tier, internationally respected global virtual online competition – recognizing film, TV and media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and story telling since 2003!  There have been many imitators – but only ONE Accolade and the prestige is known throughout the industry. ABOUT: Accolade is uniqu...

The Sound of Us by Chris Gero wins big at AFMX

The Albuquerque Film & Music Experience (AFMX) has hosted an average of 10,000 attendees each year and presents a fusion of film, music, Center Stage Conversations, and special events that create a unique and intimate experience for everyone in attendance. Our Mission: AFMX brings together award-winning and up-and-coming filmmakers and musicians to showcase and celebrate film and music, and provide a platform for education, collaboration, discovery and the sharing of stories. Our Visio...

'The Sound of us' opens the Bozeman Film Celebration

The Sound of Us documentary feature by Chris Gero: BZN OPENING NIGHT FILM & WORLD PREMIERE Join us Thursday September 9th in The Crawford Theater at 5 PM for Our Opening Night Film Fund Gala!! Catered by Plonk Catering & emceed by brilliant comedian Bassem Youssef, and joined by MSU film student senior pitches, we will host the world premiere of The Sound of Us followed by a brief Q&A ...

The Sound of us honored in Cannes with 'The Movie that MATTERS' Award

Chris Gero could not make it to Cannes unfortunately. his award was handed in Cannes by Bruno Chatelin founderwith Manuel Collas dela Roche during the BETTER WORLD FUND Charity Gala Juky 12 on th ecroisette prestigious 3.14 beach; The PARTY of the day, where Spike Lee and Barry Brown were honored! Chris sent his acceptance speech and caring words, we are happy to share them with our audience. Pab the artist wo did Chris Gero's trophy had a special message b...

The Sound of us to receive The Movie That Matters Award in Cannes

THE MOVIE THAT MATTER AWARD TO CHRIS GERO FOR THE SOUND OF US Another Award expected for Chris Gero  July 12 during the Better World Fund Gala in Cannes! The concept of the Award, created by Bruno Chatelin, was inspired by his days running Sony in France when the Chairman of the company David Puttnam tagged the Studio's mission with this inspiring mission "Making Movies that Matter" : very relevant, very important and visionnary. Since its creation th...

The Sound of Us will have its Market Premiere in Cannes July 13

Cannes market premiere July 13 onsite and July 14th online On site screening Palais H 1:45 PM Online Market screening July 14 ...

Best for fests: The Sound of Us - Cast and Crew

Director: Chris Gero   (Nathan East: For the Record, The Gift..) is a 12-time Emmy Award winner and Grammy Award-nominated record producer   Writer: Sara Bachler, Chris Gero Nathan East: For the Record Producers : Chris Gero, Sara Bachler, Ben James Director of photography: Ben James Editors: Nate Cole, Chris Gero, Ben James, William Jenkins, Luca Silver, Mike Stuckey jr   Director Biography...

Best for Fests 'The Sound of Us': Trailer

Music is the sound of truth, the sound of hope. It is the sound of unity and courage. During this critical time in history, the profound truth remains that music is the great, universal language.       ...

Best for fests 'The Sound of Us' by Chris Gero - A note to festival directors

Dear Festival friends,   Thank you for considering our documentary feature "The Sound of Us" for inclusion in your film festival.    "The Sound of Us" illustrates that during this critical time in world and U.S. history, music gives sound to hope and courage, allows us to grieve and be honest, and is the great, universal language that unites us all.   As the world grapples with uncertainty, the profound truth remains that, through music, we are not...

The Sound of Us - Chris Gero - Director's statement

This is a very personal introspective of my own life through the lens of how the unexplainable power of music transcends the understanding of what music truly means to us as humans.   I have a very unique perspective on this, being on both sides of the creative spectrum in business – both as a creative and a corporate executive – as well as having had a very unorthodox and unconventional childhood that only music led me out of. What would otherwise have been a ve...


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