Tessa Shields

Producer, Director

Tessa (BFA in Film Production) is the director and creator of the project.


Marya Stark


Marya is a co-creator and producer on the project.

Out of the Silence Team

In 2006 Tessa Shields and Marya Stark teamed up in an artistic collaboration to create Out of the Silence while studying at Chapman University. The collaboration produced a short documentary and 2 community events in 2007. With the help of Christine Suits the team continued to interview experts in the field of sound healing in an effort to expand the short into a feature film. After a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2011 and many twists and turns the project is now coming "out of the silence" in the form of a docu-series that will allow all of the incredible content to be fully shared. We are so grateful to all the collaborators, supporters, and interviewees over the years. Please check our links page to learn more about the many sound healing practitioners and researchers we have interviewed over the years.

Original Documentary Crew

Tessa Shields - Producer, Director, DP, Editor, Visual FX

Christine Suits - Camera Operator, Music Supervisor

Ian Wolfley - Camera Operator

Howard Lipp - Sound Designer

Alex Lee - Visual FX

Doug DeBoer - Visual FX



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