Lost and Sound

Director/Producer - Lindsey Dryden
Producer - Kat Mansoor
Executive Producers - Tom Roberts, Elizabeth Hemmerdinger
Director of Photography - Peter Emery
Editor - Adam Lavis
Original Music - Nikky French
Sound Design - Duncan Warrick
Sound Recording - Jeet Thakrar
Associate Producers - Will Hood, Adam Lavis
Edit Consultants - Ben Chanan, Tom Fulford
Story Consultant - Fernanda Rossi


Director/Producer Lindsey Dryden is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and obsessive music lover from London, UK. She’s worked on documentaries for broadcasters like the BBC, Channel 4 and Current TV, written for newspapers and magazines, and screened her films at True/False, East End Film Festival, London International Documentary Festival, the British Film Institute and others. This is her first feature. She is partially deaf. Nominated: Best Female-Directed Film – Sheffield Doc/Fest 2012,  Best Emerging UK Filmmaker – London Open City Docs Fest 2012.

Producer Kat Mansoor is a multi-award winning producer and co-founder of production company Animal Monday. Her credits include double Grierson winner and RTS-nominated documentary Here’s Johnny: a character driven film that incorporates science and art (internationally sold). Animal Monday have recently completed Wojtek: the Bear that Went to War (BBC, MDR, TVP co-pro): a feature documentary about a bear that became a Soldier in WW2.

Executive Producer Tom Roberts, the founder of October Films, is one of the leading documentary directors of his generation with dozens of films to his credit. He has won more than 35 personal international awards and nominations for his directing, including an Emmy and a BAFTA. Outstanding among them are Company of Soldiers (2005); Inside the Mind of a Suicide Bomber (2003); Staying Lost (2000). His recent work includes writing and directing the feature film In Tranzit (a m UK/Russian co-production) starring John Malkovich, Vera Farmiga, Daniel Bruhl and Thomas Kretschmann.

Executive Producer Elizabeth Hemmerdinger joins the Lost and Sound team as we plan the film's worldwide release. Hemmerdinger, a native New Yorker, began her career in theater and film as a playwright, winning the NYU Tisch School of the Arts Goldberg Prize; her plays have been produced from Williamstown Theater Festival to Europe. A tireless advocate for women, she has written for Ms. Magazine, is a member of the Board of Directors of Women’s Voices for Change, and is the Executive Producer of The Real Rosie The Riveter Project. She is a founding board member of Dancing Dreams, which teaches a unique collaboration between high school girls and children with severe physical disabilities. She now serves on the Dean’s Council of the NYU Tisch School of the Arts, where she received an MFA in dramatic writing.

A documentary by Lindsey Dryden

Imagine waking up in the morning to find that the world sounds utterly different and music is suddenly unrecognisable. All the songs you loved and all the songs you’ve yet to discover are suddenly out of reach.

Could you find a way to get music back again… and could music find you?