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The Sound of The Wind (film)

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The Sound of The Wind
Directed byJared Douglas
Produced by
  • Jared Douglas
  • Christian Gnecco Quintero
  • Neeraj Jain
Written byJared Douglas
  • Christian Gnecco Quintero
  • Stefanie Rons
  • Dwayne Tarver
  • Ramona Thornton
Music byJulian Waterfall Pollack
CinematographyNeeraj Jain
Edited byJared Douglas
JDG Entertainment
Release date
  • May 1, 2020 (2020-05-01) (U.S.)
Running time
84 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States

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The Sound of The Wind is an American psychological thriller written and directed by Jared Douglas in his directorial debut. It stars Christian Gnecco Quintero, Stefanie Rons and Dwayne Tarver. The film was produced by JDG Entertainment and was released on May 1, 2020 in the US.[2]


While out buying diapers for his daughter, Luna, a young hispanic man, Lucio, realizes he is being followed. He attempts to return to the home of his daughter and her mother, Vanessa, but he is followed. Believing they are in danger, he flees Los Angeles.

Lucio takes refuge at a derelict motel in the desert. He calls Vanessa to confess that he has come into a large sum of money, which he intends to use for them to have a better life. However, it is also the reason why he is being followed. Before he can finish the call with her, he sees a man watching him and is forced on the run again.

In the mountains he seems far ahead of his troubles, until his car breaks down. Chris, a lone ranger, finds him and offers him shelter. Lucio accepts, weary but desperate. At Chris’ home, Lucio calls Vanessa to apologize, but she tells him due to his actions he can never see their daughter again. He tries to calm his nerves when he notices the man from the motel in a photo with Chris. Lucio arms himself with Chris’ rifle and in a heated demand for answers, shoots him.

Lucio flees, stealing Chris’ truck. When he stops for gas, he calls Vanessa and she admits that she knows who is following him, that they both do. Lucio hangs up on her, heading to a nearby diner to decide his next move. While he eats, two police officers arrive. Afraid, he exits and makes his way back to the gas station, where he buys new clothes and shaves his head. Even with the new identity, however, he realizes he is still being followed.

Lucio flees to the woods until he finds an abandoned cabin. There, he calls Vanessa for help, but she tells him she can only help if he is willing to see a doctor. He goes outside into the woods to face the people following him, but there is no one. He is alone. He goes back into the cabin, and grabs a pistol to kill himself, but stops short of pulling the trigger. A few days later, he arrives at Vanessa’s house.


The Sound of The Wind is an examination of mental illness and the struggle of a man suffering from Delusional Disorder.[3] The film places the audience in the shoes of a character suffering in order to shed light on the stigma surrounding mental illness and mental health.[4]


  • Christian Gnecco Quintero as Lucio
  • Stefanie Rons as Vanessa
  • Dwayne Tarver as Chris
  • Ramona Thornton as Luna


The Sound of The Wind opened on May 1, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, in Laemmle Theaters Virtual Cinema Program. In response to the film's success, it's run was extended by the theater before becoming available to buy/rent on VOD Platforms.[5]


On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, The Sound of The Wind has one positive review and one negative review.[6]

The Sound of The Wind received praise for it's handling of mental illness. Alan Ng of Film Threat wrote "Writer/director Jared Douglas succeeds in telling a thriller-genre story about mental illness and gives it a high dose of reality. He brings the disease to the forefront and asks us to empathize and understand the world that exists in the mind of his protagonist."[7] Volkmar Richter of Canada's National Observer wrote "This is one of the most realistic depictions of mental illness I’ve ever seen. Until it ends too easily, but until then, it’s stark and revealing. Jared Douglas, a young California filmmaker with this feature debut (after several shorts) lays on suspense befitting a thriller, but around it, builds an authentic view of one man’s paranoia."[8]

Christian Gnecco Quintero also received praise for his performance. Bianca Garner of In Their Own League wrote "Not since Joaquin Phoenix’s performance in “Joker” have I seen an actor become so lost in a role".[9] Scott Wiser of Phindie noted that "Quintero has an impressive theater background and he commands the screen as if it were a one man play. It is intense, heartfelt and inspired work." [10]

Some critics, however, did not respond as well to the subject matter and felt that the portrait of mental illness took away from the entertainment value of the film. Chance Solem-Pfeifer of Willamette Week wrote, "we're then stuck for 80 minutes watching an unwell man willfully misinterpret gestures from strangers and loved ones that aren't enough to convince the audience of any conspiracy."[11]


  1. "The Sound of The Wind Wind at Laemmle Theaters". Retrieved May 16, 2020.
  2. Billington, Alex (April 9, 2020). "Official Trailer for Psychological Thriller 'The Sound of The Wind'". FirstShowing.net. Retrieved May 16, 2020.
  3. Garner, Bianca (13 May 2020). "Exclusive Interview with Jared Douglas, Christian Gnecco Quintero, and Stefanie Rons Regarding "The Sound of the Wind"". In Their Own League. Retrieved May 16, 2020.
  4. Moniot, Drew (16 April 2020). "'The Sound Of The Wind': Psychological Thriller Tackles Mental Health Issues". Drew's Reviews. Retrieved May 16, 2020.
  5. "JDG Entertainment Observes Mental Health Awareness Month With Release of 'The Sound of The Wind' on Amazon". MENAFN. Retrieved May 16, 2020.
  6. "The Sound of The Wind". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 5 October 2019. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  7. Ng, Alan (4 May 2020). "THE SOUND OF THE WIND Review". Film Threat. Retrieved May 16, 2020.
  8. Richter, Volkmar (24 April 2020). "New movies for streaming: Wendy (Peter Pan's friend), Kuessipan, and Finding Sally". Canada's National Observer. Retrieved May 16, 2020.
  9. Garner, Bianca (28 April 2020). "Review: The Sound of the Wind". In Their Own League. Retrieved May 16, 2020.
  10. Wiser, Scott. "THE SOUND OF THE WIND (dir. Jared Douglas): Film review". Phindie. Retrieved May 16, 2020.
  11. Solem-Pfeifer, Chance. "School Embezzlement, Paranoid Delusions and a Serious Obsession With Jackets: Your Weekly Roundup of New Movies". Willamette Week. Retrieved May 16, 2020.

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