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Release Date:
3 August 2012 (UK) See more »
Two documentary filmmakers attempt to penetrate a cult who worships a woman who claims to be from the future. | Full synopsis »
1 win & 7 nominations See more »
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One of the best of Sundance See more (62 total) »


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Christopher Denham ... Peter Aitken

Nicole Vicius ... Lorna Michaelson

Brit Marling ... Maggie
Davenia McFadden ... Carol Briggs

Kandice Stroh ... Joanne

Richard Wharton ... Klaus

Christy Meyers ... Mel

Alvin Lam ... Lam

Constance Wu ... Christine

Matthew Carey ... Lyle
Jacob Price ... PJ

David Haley ... O'Shea

James Urbaniak ... Mr. Pritchett
Annie O'Donnell ... Mrs. Dewitt
Laura Leyva ... Principal Garner

Travis Johns ... Timothy

Ben Carroll ... Officer 1

Piper Mackenzie Harris ... Heidi

Tonita Castro ... Lumala

Virginia Montero ... Motel House Keeper
Amber Horn ... Museum Guide
Edgar Martin ... Officer 2

Sean Mandell ... Street Kid

Sam Tiger ... Party Goer

Jack Griffo ... Young Peter
Kyle Hacker ... Lucas

Sasha Wexler ... Waitress
Michaela Haas ... Abby Screen Double
Jane Widdop ... Abby Screen Double
Samantha Garcia ... School Girl
Alia Kahn ... School Girl

Kristina Ortiz ... School Girl (as Kristina Marie Ortiz)

Ema Vo ... School Girl (as Ema Li Vo)
Marisa Imbroane ... School Girl

Tiffany Martinez ... School Girl

Gabriella Pastore ... School Girl (as Gabrielle Pasitore)

Hannah Johnson ... Narrator

Avery Kristen Pohl ... Abigail Pritchett (as Avery Pohl)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Maeve Quinlan ... Diane Winston (uncredited)

Ron Roggé ... Tom Winston (uncredited)
Raelyn Tepper ... Towel Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Zal Batmanglij 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Zal Batmanglij  written by
Brit Marling  written by

Produced by
Jennifer Glynn .... line producer
Victoria Guenier .... executive producer
Brit Marling .... producer
Eric S. Richter .... executive producer (as Eric Richter)
Hans Ritter .... producer
Shelly Surpin .... producer (as Shelley Surpin)
Original Music by
Rostam Batmanglij 
Cinematography by
Rachel Morrison 
Film Editing by
Tamara Meem 
Casting by
Danielle Aufiero 
Amber Horn 
Production Design by
Scott Enge 
Set Decoration by
Alys Thompson 
Costume Design by
Sarah de Sa Rego 
Makeup Department
Abigail Bradley .... additional hair stylist
Abigail Bradley .... additional makeup artist
Dawn Subhasiriwatana .... key hair stylist
Dawn Subhasiriwatana .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Rachel Garza .... unit production manager
J.M. Logan .... post-production supervisor
Otto Michael Penzato .... production supervisor (as Otto Penzato)
Ron Dempsey .... production supervisor (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nicolas Duchemin Harvard .... first assistant director
Chris Hughes .... second assistant director (as Chris 'Buzz' Hughes)
Daniel J. Pico .... additional second assistant director
Justin Trofholz .... second second assistant director
Rico Savage .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Christian Arias .... set dresser
Jane Bloomingdale Cisneros .... donor: Maggie's basementbuilt a gift of
Cheryl Enge .... construction crew
Ric Enge .... construction crew
Cara Fitzgerald .... set dresser
Brett Johnson .... donor: Maggie's medical supplies a gift of
Jason Lamb .... construction crew
Darren Manelski .... donor: lego sculptures a gift of
Raelyn Tepper .... set dresser
Christina Weston .... property master
Sound Department
Josh Bissett .... sound mixer
Matt Brailey .... foley artist
Dustin Camilleri .... sound effects editor
Tobias Enhus .... supervising sound editor
Patrick Giraudi .... adr recordist
Patrick Giraudi .... sound re-recording mixer
Patrick Giraudi .... sound supervisor
Patrick Giraudi .... supervising sound editor
Will Riley .... sound designer
Will Riley .... sound editor
D. Chris Smith .... sound effects editor
Xavier Sol .... sound designer
Yu-Ting Su .... foley recordist
Christina Turek .... assistant sound editor
Milos Zivkovic .... additional dialogue mixer
R.D. Floyd .... post-production audio (uncredited)
Tom Ryan .... adr mixer (uncredited)
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
Sam Vlahovich .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ian T. Barbella .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Ian Barbella)
Natasha Bedu .... camera operator: "b" camer
Tom Boyd .... underwater camera operator
Brian Burns .... gaffer
Mike Cahill .... additional photography
Kelsey Castellitto .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Kelsey Risdon)
Joshua Coffman .... swing
Jonathan Helms .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Chris W. Johnson .... steadicam operator (as Christopher Johnson)
Justin Stewart Johnson .... best boy grip (as Justin Johnson)
Charles Labbe .... second assistant camera
Abby Linne .... camera operator: "b" camera
Edgar Martin .... key grip
David Miller .... swing
Ashley Pavicic .... best boy electric
Dagan Reinhardt .... best boy grip
Ari Robbins .... steadicam operator
Torrey Schoermer .... swing
Joshua W. Smith .... best boy electric (as Joshua Smith)
Evan Wilhelm .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tasha Goldthwait .... costumer
Editorial Department
Alex Bickel .... colorist
Daniel Gradilla .... second assistant editor
Alex Marsh King .... first assistant editor
Paul Lavoie .... digital intermediate production manager: FotoKem
Music Department
Hamilton Berry .... musician: cello
Andrew Bulbrook .... musician: violin
Fernando Lodeiro .... score pro tools engineer
Kasia Middleton .... assistant music editor
Arthur Moeller .... musician: violin
H. Scott Salinas .... additional music editor
Shane Stoneback .... score recordist
Transportation Department
Henrique Cisneros .... donor: film vehicles a gift of
Jay Duff .... driver
Ron Duke .... transportation coordinator
Finley Sperling .... donor: school bus a gift of
Ryder Sperling .... donor: school bus a gift of
Other crew
Glenn Akers .... assistant: Zal Balmanglij
Jamie Babbit .... donor: hydroponic garden a gift of
Evelyn Belasco .... script supervisor
Cecilia Cisneros .... donor: Maggie;s worms a gift of
Jamie Coghill .... production legal services: Surpin & Mayerson
Phil Eisenhower .... studio teacher
Darren Ellison .... security
Daniel Gusman .... marketing and publicity: international sales
Max Leeds .... legal counsel: international sales
Sean Mandell .... location scout
Megan McHugh .... location manager
Todd Pliss .... studio teacher
Jen Smith .... chef: Full Moon Catering
Shelly Surpin .... production legal services: Surpin & Mayerson (as Shelley H. Surpin)
Sam Tiger .... assistant production office coordinator
Martha E. Windahl .... catering assistant: Full Moon Catering (as Martha Windahl)
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance (uncredited)
Brian O'Shea .... world sales executive (uncredited)
Jamie Babbit .... special thanks
Mike Cahill .... special thanks
Alex Marsh King .... special thanks

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Rated R for language including some sexual references, and brief drug use
USA:85 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Brit Marling wrote the role of Maggie with herself in mind to play the part.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When driving after the first visit with Maggie, the speedometer stays at zero the whole time.See more »
Peter Aitken:Somewhere in the valley, there is a woman living in a basement. She's actually amassing followers. these people believe that she will actually lead them to salvation, or whatever. And yes, she's dangerous - but we have to see this thing through. All the way.See more »
Either You Stay Or You GoSee more »


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54 out of 76 people found the following review useful.
One of the best of Sundance, 30 January 2011
Author: marc-262 from San Diego, CA

Sound of My Voice was one of the best-crafted feature films at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. I was fortunate enough to secure a ticket for the screening at The Library theater, and the place was packed.

Sound of My Voice is the story of two amateur documentary filmmakers who decide to infiltrate a secretive cult run by a mysterious woman who calls herself Maggie. They want to expose the cult for reasons that become apparent later in the film. Sound of My Voice is a thriller, so it is hard to describe much without giving away key plot elements, so I will simply say that the acting is superb throughout.

The real standout is double-threat Britt Marling who not only stars as Maggie, but also co-wrote the screenplay with Zal Batmanglij (Marling also co-wrote and starred in Another Earth -- which was also a Sundance standout).

The cinematography, editing, and score lend just the right edgy feel to this film. Even though Sound of My Voice was shot on a micro-budget, it pays off better than most of the indie films one sees at your local art house. In fact, I could easily see this film crossing over to play at some commercial theaters in large cities. You will be on the edge of your seat, desperately trying to discover the truth, and when the lights come up, Sound of My Voice will both satisfy and leave you begging for more.

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