Hi, I’m Jeffrey Scott Gould, the director of “Quiet Please…”, a documentary on misophonia. 4.5 years ago I received a life-changing phone call from a friend who informed me that the sound sensitivity I experienced for 50 years (since I was 7), 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 sufferer, but also on their relationships, family dynamic, careers, and basically every aspect of their lives as well. I also learned that there were tens of thousands of people around the world living with this disorder and its life-altering effects. Contributions to the crowd-funding campaign, and inquires have come in from 22 countries; people experiencing the same reactions to sounds, and in some cases, visuals, that I have for most of my life; turns out, it’s not just a “quirk”…it’s a real neurological disorder.
While the film is designed to enlighten the world about misophonia, I also feel that “Quiet Please…” has life-lessons for those who are not affected: understanding, acceptance, compassion and compromise, to name a few. Since starting the film in 2015, hundreds of people have written me, and based on the emails and posts that I’ve read, the film is making a difference in sufferer’s lives, as well as those closest to them. Please view the trailer above; if you feel that you can relate or know someone who has these reactions to certain sounds, consider purchasing an Expanded Edition DVD, with a running time of 1 hour and 50 minutes, or rent/purchase the release version, with a running time of 90 minutes, on iTunes, Google Play or Amazon. With the global release coming up in few short weeks, I’ve exceeded by leaps and bounds, what I set to do.