The David Lynch Foundation: Sounds of trauma by Herezie Group

Date: Apr 2017
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Imagine for a moment, you are a veteran of war. Now back to civilization, from the battlefield. Can we assume life for our veteran returns back to normal – as it was – before he or she experienced what only a few of us can really identify with?

A daily sudden noise – a balloon pops – can be starling for any of us. Now try to put yourself in the shoes of our veteran who hears a daily sound such as this one? Startled? Or reminded immediately of the battlefield? An everyday sound is one of those strong senses that can trigger a difficult memory—especially for our veteran.

This is what Herezie works diligently to demonstrate in its Sounds of Trauma 360 experience created with The David Lynch Foundation: How easily a sound that seems insignificant to us, can be a war sound to our veteran. Created from the point-of-view of the veteran, in Sounds of Trauma, we are now experiencing daily sounds, the way our veteran may.

Herezie partnered with Canadian production companies Mile Inn (Images) and Apollo Studios (Sounds). Yan Dal Santo (co-founder of Apollo/Mille Inn) was chosen by Herezie to direct the film for his unique expertise integrating sound and film making at the same level of art. Some footage was shot in Montreal, and other parts in New York. The whole sound production process took place in Toronto. Everything was synchronized with Apollo Paris.


Chief creative officer: Pierre Callegari

Executive creative director: Baptiste Clinet

Chief executive officer: Andrea Stillacci

Managing partners: Edouard De Pouzilhac, Thomas Couteau

Associate director: Arno Pons

Digital creative director: Aurélie de Villeneuve

Creative: Joseph Dubruque, Axel Didon, Raphael Stein

Agency producer: Barbara Vaira

Production: Morrison Films (a Mile Inn boutique)

Producteur: Leanne McLellan

Directeur de production: Mike Kirsh

Réalisateur: Yan Dal Santo

Chef operateur: Adam Crosby

Montage: Yan Dal Santo

Post production: Daniel J Kelly / The Faculty

Telecinema: Mike Kirsh / Mile Inn

Sound Design and mix: Pacal Desjardins, Yan Dal Santo / Apollo Studios

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