In Pursuit of Silence is a meditative feature-film documentary with international critical acclaim exploring our relationship with silence, sound, and the impact of noise on our lives, released in Picturehouse cinemas across London and nationwide in October 2016 and now available on DVD at Amazon and global streaming channels.
Quiet Mark funded and delivered the UK, German and Japan markets distribution of the feature documentary: in the UK in partnership with John Lewis & Partners to reach British households with the public health campaign and product certification programme associated with the UK's Noise Abatement Society charitable foundation (est.1959).
In Pursuit of Silence feature film is an encounter with silence through the medium of film. Filmed in thirteen countries it brings a meditative and immersive experience on the global issue of noise pollution. The critical-hit documentary is more a work of art than a social issue film, it is deeply emotive by combining creativity with facts which inspire meaningful life changes, Director of the film, Patrick Shen, calls it an awakening a long-lost human desire for silence.
Filmed in a way that mimics our experience of the world when we are still - with beautiful scenes untouched by crane moves, sweeping drone shots or pans. Its overall rhythm is carefully crafted with the human metabolism in mind.
The film sets out to change the way we think about our aural landscape - an invitation to begin our own individual journey to find the treasures, truth and benefits from seeking the treasure to be found in quietness.
The film features Quiet Mark Founder CEO Poppy Szkiler and a number of Quiet Mark certified brands who have achieved excellence in acoustic engineering to reduce sound emissions with a focus on the responsibility industry plays to collectively solve noise pollution and reinstate the value of silence again.