The Quiet Crowd

The Quiet Crowd "Quiet Crowd," a feature-length film. Sophie, a PSU art student, has been killed in her apartment,

03/30/2022

This week got me like….

Looking through footage, applying for grants, making scenes- it’s been a really wild ride. I’m really surprised we made it this far.

Running Up That Hill🥀with the Quiet Crowd   📸  💡  💫young Sophie
09/12/2021

Running Up That Hill
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with the Quiet Crowd

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💡
💫young Sophie

💫   by  💫
08/02/2021

💫 by 💫

How much of our potential do we lose in pleasing others? If I were a bird would my voice carry better? Or would it still...
04/16/2021

How much of our potential do we lose in pleasing others?
If I were a bird would my voice carry better?
Or would it still sound like a broken wing being crushed by madness?

The end is coming soon.

Mood. 👅Blasphemy 🥀
04/07/2021

Mood. 👅
Blasphemy 🥀

Why do all the stories of great women involve us destroying ourselves in order to seek freedom? 🥀 And why do they always...
03/23/2021

Why do all the stories of great women involve us destroying ourselves in order to seek freedom?
🥀 And why do they always depict us all the villains?

03/08/2021

give ‘em hell.

The first time I wrote the Quiet Crowd it was a novella and my teacher read it out loud and laughed at me. My “Write to ...
03/02/2021

The first time I wrote the Quiet Crowd it was a novella and my teacher read it out loud and laughed at me. My “Write to Publish” class tore it apart and I literally sat in the middle of a room of people laughing at my words. It was painful. But I went home and wrote another draft.
It took three years of a lot of introspection and willingness to talk about things I couldn’t even say out loud. Editing every single line. Having others read it to me. Editing again. Then three years to get people to be willing to work with me. A lot of blood, sweat, and tears. Standing on the edge of oblivion. Crying my way home on the way from another set where I felt small and stupid. Waking up and going back to learn what I did not know yet. Three years of proving to others I was worthy of being listened to. And even after that, a year to film and fight and pour every single piece of myself into a single hope. The world burning, covid, personal traumas, and sadness. Every day of this film I have taken a deep breath and pushed myself to the darkest part of myself and tried to turn it into something hopeful and soft. It hasn’t been easy. And I am not even done.
It took three years to get here.
It will be three more after that.
It is funny to me how this tiny wish, that we would be able to talk openly about the grief and pain of being a woman in a world that crushes you on purpose, has turned into a very painful opportunity to expand into a better person.
A more contentious filmmaker.
And, perhaps more importantly, a more focused human whose task is to create better spaces for people like me and not like me.
There should never be a film about us without us.
I am in the middle but I’m so thankful for the ride.
-MMS

02/18/2021

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🥀 the catalyst of all your desires and woes.
“My touch is power.”
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Something 💋 is dropping tonightAt midnight look for Jane Eller 🔥 🥀
02/17/2021

Something 💋 is dropping tonight
At midnight look for Jane Eller 🔥
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Truth is a mirror.
01/27/2021

Truth is a mirror.

My touch is power. -the Quiet Crowd
01/26/2021

My touch is power.
-the Quiet Crowd

Women are supposed to be the impossibility of all things. Wild enough to capture in a bottle. - The Quiet Crowd         ...
01/25/2021

Women are supposed to be the impossibility of all things. Wild enough to capture in a bottle. - The Quiet Crowd

🖼 Portrait of Dolores Hoyos- Hermenegildo Bustos 1864 Dolores Hoyos holds a flower delicately- a magnolia. This flower r...
01/19/2021

🖼 Portrait of Dolores Hoyos- Hermenegildo Bustos 1864

Dolores Hoyos holds a flower delicately- a magnolia. This flower represents nobility of spirit and purity. The mourning of innocence.

José Hermenegildo de la Luz Bustos Hernández was a Mexican painter known mostly for his portraits, although he also created plenty religious paintings and still-lifes.

Sound ain’t all it’s cracked up to be. W/
01/19/2021

Sound ain’t all it’s cracked up to be. W/

12/20/2020

Check some footage of our ongoing film the Quiet Crowd. Partnered with and . Thank you to all of our partners! And thank you for this amazing video of .

So what are you going to say at my funeral now that you killed me?Here lies the body of the love of my life whose heart ...
12/15/2020

So what are you going to say at my funeral now that you killed me?
Here lies the body of the love of my life whose heart I broke
Without a gun to my head
Here lies the mother of my children, both living and dead
Rest in peace my true love who I took for granted
The most bomb p***y who because of me sleep evaded
Her shroud is loneliness
Her god was listening
Her heaven will be a love without betrayal
Ashes to ashes

 is a tinkerer.
12/14/2020

is a tinkerer.

Mood
12/09/2020

Mood

 #1- Kerry James Marshall challenges the marginalization of African-Americans through his formally rigorous paintings, d...
06/15/2020

#1- Kerry James Marshall challenges the marginalization of African-Americans through his formally rigorous paintings, drawings, videos, and installations, whose central protagonists are always, in his words, “unequivocally, emphatically black.” As he describes, his work is rooted in his life experience: “You can’t be born in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1955 and grow up in South Central [Los Angeles] near the Black Panthers headquarters, and not feel like you’ve got some kind of social responsibility. You can’t move to Watts in 1963 and not speak about it.” Marshall’s erudite knowledge of art history and black folk art structures his compositions; he mines black culture and stereotypes for his unflinching subject matter. In Black Star (2011), a n**e black woman bursts through a Frank Stella-like canvas, commanding attention and daring viewers to consider how she has been (and how she should be) seen and portrayed.

Hello. We just wanted everyone to know- our brothers and sisters- our dreamers and creators- that we have not been silen...
06/13/2020

Hello. We just wanted everyone to know- our brothers and sisters- our dreamers and creators- that we have not been silent. Every day has been a fight for justice. For the past ten years, then five, and even now the past two weeks. It has been a fight to help uplift POC and fight for black & brown lives, justice, and futures everywhere.

It has not been long since the video of George Floyd being murdered in cold blood.
Eric Garner had just broken up a fight, according to witness testimony.
Ezell Ford was walking in his neighborhood.
Michelle Cusseaux was changing the lock on her home's door when police arrived to take her to a mental health facility.
Tanisha Anderson was having a bad mental health episode, and her brother called 911.
Tamir Rice was playing in a park.
Natasha McKenna was having a schizophrenic episode when she was tazed in Fairfax, Va.
Walter Scott was going to an auto-parts store.
Bettie Jones answered the door to let Chicago police officers in to help her upstairs neighbor, who had called 911 to resolve a domestic dispute.
Philando Castile was driving home from dinner with his girlfriend.
Botham Jean was eating ice cream in his living room in Dallas.
Atatiana Jefferson was babysitting her nephew at home in Fort Worth, Texas.
Eric Reason was pulling into a parking spot at a local chicken and fish shop.
Dominique Clayton was sleeping in her bed.
And Breonna Taylor was also asleep in her bed.

We may have not been posting here but make no mistake. We have protested, uplifted, and given energy consistently. And worked, as we are all doing, to check our privilege and to be better human beings.

Speaking from a personal place- we believe that those who create the narrative, artists, and makers, decide the world. If you want to change the world you do two things. You become a lawyer or an artist. The Quiet Crowd has always been a conversation on r**e, sexuality, white fragility, and the static of a small city dealing in the midst of a culture war. It has been not just about black lives but an identity as a whole- as we navigate the rewriting of history by women in this future. It is about the destruction of the patriarchy laid out in a Trojan horse glossy script written by an ex r**e victim, POC, fighter, and free thinker. The goal- long term- always been to uplift voices that have been silenced. That is the power of rewriting art history and making those who have been silenced by whitewashed colonialism loud again.

We are committed to doing MORE than just sharing artists, stories, and our selves. We commit more to just doing the work in our communities. We commit more than just educating and humbly learning and checking ourselves. We commit our lives to the fight for justice for POC and black lives. Because as a sign a young woman wielded as a protest said- “kindness matters. But JUSTICE is not KINDNESS.”

For the next week, we will silence ourselves to only share black and brown artists. Not as a way to clout chase. But as a humble caretaker. We give our platform to you. We love you. And we want you to know- if you ever need a hand to help you up, stand behind you, protect you, and hold on tight. We are here. We always have been and we always will be.

-MegeanMSanchez
The Quiet Crowd

We got hacked the other day. But we’re back! If not for feeling a little woozy from the whole world quarantine/lock down...
05/03/2020

We got hacked the other day. But we’re back! If not for feeling a little woozy from the whole world quarantine/lock down. Thank god for our sister company for bringing us in with open arms and letting us boogie a bit. Remember- even if you have to stay six feet apart you can still touch people. With your art- humor- smile- and kind words. Life is full of these hard instances where we feel isolated and afraid. But we can still band together and create a culture of hope and love.
If you’re feeling down feel free to send us a shout out. After all- our director is a therapist and our writer writes and advocates for mental health. No worry is too big or two small. We just want you to know- you’re not crazy and you’re not alone.

05/03/2020
05/02/2020

Only God can judge me

Sharing the Portland treasures that are Internet Beef who also took part in our first proof of concept! They did an amaz...
05/01/2020

Sharing the Portland treasures that are Internet Beef who also took part in our first proof of concept! They did an amazing fun job on their music video. Check it out!

Internet Beef’s ‘Anosmia’ music video is not simply an homage to vintage internet and B-movie sc-ifi, it’s the sequel. Underlying the green-screen cacophony,...

05/01/2020
I’ve realized Instagram is just like playing the stock market. You never know what the f**k is going to happen. And one ...
04/29/2020

I’ve realized Instagram is just like playing the stock market. You never know what the f**k is going to happen. And one day you might wake up morally bankrupt without a hole in your pocket.

We explore Surrealism and Dali's life in this new episode of Art History Take Down with Sophie. Where we explore art his...
04/28/2020

We explore Surrealism and Dali's life in this new episode of Art History Take Down with Sophie. Where we explore art history, philosophy, and the lore of the artistic process.

Art History Take Down with Sophie from The Quiet Crowd www.thequietcrowd.com

04/28/2020
04/09/2020
04/08/2020

Vergvoktre makes paintings in charcoal that feel like staring into the abyss. It’s as if the most harrowing, bleak black metal you ever heard became so powerful that it created tangible pieces of artwork with its icy, forlorn sounds. Art like this keeps me excited to post on CVLT Nation, because

All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart.🥀Tahereh Mafi,...
04/02/2020

All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart.
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Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)
Did you know our magazine is up? We have so many wonderful artists and things to share with you at www.thequietcrowd.com . If you’d like to submit some of your work feel free to send us a message. You don’t have to be entirely alone in quarantine.

How are you all holding up? What are you feeling right now?
04/02/2020

How are you all holding up?
What are you feeling right now?

03/26/2020

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"Quiet Crowd” Sophie, a PSU art student, has been killed in her apartment, and the crime scene has been staged like a living art piece. All around her are clues of her time in the quiet crowd. Detective Uldrich attempts to piece together the last year of her life. But separating fact and fantasy in this world of violence, sexual deviance, and emotional instability is a difficult task when underneath the politically charged social practice art scene may lie something infinitely more sinister

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It was so very cool to see THE RED SHOES at the Clinton tonight! You knocked it out of the park! Compelling, engaging, beautifully shot and choreographed while ripping our hearts out at the same time!!