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Brit Marling (written by)
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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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Sound of My Voice is Best of the Fest See more (71 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 Harvard .... first assistant director (as Nicolas Duchemin Harvard)
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 .... 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
Logan Aries .... post-production technical supervisor
Alex Bickel .... colorist
Daniel Gradilla .... second assistant editor
Alex Marsh King .... first assistant editor
Paul Lavoie .... digital intermediate production manager: FotoKem
Tim Maxwell .... digital transfer
Location Management
Sean Mandell .... location scout
Megan McHugh .... location manager
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
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 »
Continuity: When Peter & Lorna were blindfolded at the beginning of the film before being driven to Maggie's location for the first time, the blindfolds changed from being narrow to wide and then back to narrow again.See more »
Christine:Maggie? Are you dying?
Maggie:Yeah. So are you. So is PJ. Joanne's dying. Peter's dying. Lorna's dying. Every life is a death. And most deaths are suicides.
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75 out of 105 people found the following review useful.
Sound of My Voice is Best of the Fest, 6 April 2011
Author: tovareeshmakc from New York, NY

I saw this film at SXSW where it was playing following the film's premiere at Sundance. The film is about 2 documentary filmmakers who are determined to expose a cultleader, played by Brit Marling, as a fraud. The more time they spend with the cult, however, the more the filmmaker's relationship to each other is tested -- one continues to dismiss the cult as a hoax while the other considers the possibility, ever so slight, that the central claim of the cult leader may be true. Unlike many low-budget Indie films, the pacing was superb -- there was never a dull moment that made the film feel slow. This is partly due to the film's well-crafted suspense - we, as an audience, are constantly asking ourselves the same question that the protagonists ask: could the cult leader possibly be telling the truth? This film leaves you guessing until the end and when the answer is finally revealed, you are left with a desire for more. The only weakness is a few confusing scenes - (e.g., an FBI investigator debugs her hotel room without explanation. A young girl behaves strangely in class and its never revealed why.) According to interviews, director Zal Batmanglij is working on a trilogy that will continue the story -- very exciting news. Perhaps most satisfying about this film is that it shows that you can make a compelling story come to life on a shoe-string budget. I think this film would play well to mainstream audiences and it deserves a wider release.

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