In the movie The Sounding Catherine Eaton stars as Liv, a young woman who has never spoken, raised on a remote island by her grandfather Lionel (Harris Yulin, Ozark). When Lionel discovers he’s dying, he calls the driven, privileged son (Teddy Sears) of his best friend to the island and asks him to protect Liv’s independence, alongside Lionel’s attorney (Frankie Faison). That night, as Lionel is reading to Liv, his voice fails him. Liv picks up the book of Shakespeare and begins – first reading, then weaving a new language from Shakespeare’s words. She is committed to a psychiatric hospital and becomes a full-blown rebel in the hospital; her increasing violence threatens to keep her locked up for life as she fights for her voice and her freedom.
Originally scheduled for theatrical release May 8, 2020, the film was put on the shelf due to COVID-19. The film bypasses movie theaters and debuts on Video On Demand October 20, 2020.