NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Sounds of Freedom is a series about Julia, a servicewoman who returns from the Iraq war, and Vietnam Veteran Charlie. Both suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. From their jobs at the local newspaper, and through a series of flashbacks and sessions with a common therapist, these two veterans are challenged to the max when a serial killer strikes at home. Audiences are calling Sounds of Freedom “riveting.” Based on the tragic story of the director’s Vietnamveteran father, this series elevates the issues of PTSD beyond the controversial noise. Filmed on Whidbey Island by Eidetic Film, award-winning actors Katherine Celio and Bruce Weech star in this psychological tale of small-town intrigue.
Sounds of Freedom episode 1, “Eerie Recall” and episode 5, “Like a Phoenix” is premiering in New Yorkat the New York City Web Fest Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 at the PIT: People’s Improv Theatre. With this release, just in time for Veterans Day, audiences can also watch all six episodes anytime for free on Amazon with Prime membership: https://www.amazon.com/Eerie-Recall/dp/B0762BTTPH/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1509476098&sr=1-1&keywords=sounds+of+freedom
Sounds of Freedom has been nominated for several awards, including a nomination from the prestigious International Academy of Web Television for Production Design and nominated for four awards at the NYC Web Fest. These include nominations for Best Drama, Holly Chadwick for Best Director, Katherine Celio for Best Actress, and Patrick Shaffer for Best Accomplishment in Sound Design. Actor Bruce Weech, who plays Charlie, won an award for best actor at the Philadelphia Web Fest in October. Sounds of Freedom also went international and premiered at the London Web Fest. More Web Fest premieres are planned. As an emerging filmmaker, Holly is honored that her series is capturing attention and is most interested in raising awareness about veterans’ issues and PTSD.
About Holly Chadwick
Holly was raised by her grandparents on Whidbey Island. They believed in rigorous music studies. Though she didn’t become a concert pianist, she has directed short movies, documentaries and now the series, the Sounds of Freedom. She earned a B.A. in Film and Digital Media from the University of California, Santa Cruz and has studied fine art and digital media as far away as Italy and The Banff Centre in Alberta Canada. Holly has worked in a darkroom developing crime scene photos and had a father with PTSD, the inspiration for Sounds of Freedom. She is also working on a documentary featuring her mother, mental illness, and herself called Music in My Head.