Hi, I’m Jeffrey Scott Gould, the director of a documentary called “Quiet Please…”.3 years ago I received a life-changing phone call from a friend who informed me that the sound sensitivity condition I had for 50 years was an actual disorder called misophonia; which literally means “hatred of sound”.
While doing research, I realized that there was a need for a film, that not only explored the emotional and psychological impact that misophonia has on a person, but also on their relationships, family dynamic, careers, and basically every aspect of their lives as well; I also learned that there were thousands of others around the world, living with this disorder and its life-altering effects. Contributions and inquires have come in from 23 countries; people experiencing the same reactions to sounds, just as others’ do, halfway around the globe.
While the film is designed to enlighten the world about misophonia, I also feel that “Quiet Please…” has life-lessons for all of us, including: understanding, acceptance, compassion and compromise. Since starting the film in 2015, many people have reacted with “I suffer with similar symptoms, but I didn’t know it was a real condition”, and “Thank you Jeff for giving us hope that we’re not alone.” This is how awareness begins…and based on the emails and posts That I’ve received, the film is already making a difference in sufferer’s and their families’ lives…and it hasn’t even been distributed yet. Please view the trailer and if you find it as interesting and necessary as I do, then please visit our IndieGoGo crowd-sourcing campaign page and help to make this feature length documentary has worldwide distribution. It just might save a relationship, a family…or a life. Thank you for all the support the film and I have received over the past two years, this has been an incredible journey, but it’s far from over.