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When Time Got Louder

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Canadian Premiere

Leaving home for university, Abbie (Willow Shields) thrives as she experiences independence and self-actualization. However, she’s tormented by the knowledge that her brother Kayden (Jonathan Simao), who has autism and is non-verbal, is reeling in her absence and pushing her parents (Lochlyn Munro and Elizabeth Mitchell) to their limits. While home for the holidays, Abbie faces the impossible decision between returning to Karly (Ava Capri), the woman she’s fallen for, or providing Kayden the support he seemingly desperately needs.

Drawing from her own experiences growing up with a sibling with ASD, Connie Cocchia creates a clear-eyed depiction of autism’s impacts on an individual and their family. Rather than crafting a scrappy underdog story about an overachieving member of the autism community with savant qualities, When Time Got Louder offers a deeply moving story about good people simply trying to do their best—and just how hard that can be.

 

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Director
Cast

Willow Shields, Lochlyn Munro, Elizabeth Mitchell, Jonathan Simao, Ava Capri

Credits
Country of Origin

Canada

Year

2021

Language

English

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Content Warning

Bullying, coarse language, violence

PG

Open to youth!

114 min
Drama LGBTQIA2S+ Women Directors

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Credits

Executive Producer

Roy Cocchia, Frank Giustra, Austin Kolodney, Navid Soofi

Producer

Connie Cocchia, Ken Frith, Jason Bourque

Screenwriter

Connie Cocchia

Cinematography

Nelson Talbot, Graham Talbot

Editor

Asim Nuraney

Production Design

Heather Coutts

Original Music

Chris Hyson

Director

Connie Cocchia headshot

Connie Cocchia

Connie Cocchia is an LGBTQ+ director, writer, and producer who began her film career in Los Angeles, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television at the University of Southern California. While in Los Angeles, she worked in physical production at Lionsgate and in development at Langley Park Pictures on the Warner Brothers lot. She won the Best First-time Director Award at the California Film Awards for her short Awake (2013). Returning to Vancouver, Cocchia received a Master of Fine Arts in Film Production from the University of British Columbia and founded her production company Cocchia Productions.