THE TUBA THIEVES
by Alison O’Daniel
When tubas are stolen from Los Angeles high schools many questions remain unanswered. The Tuba Thieves is not about thieves or missing tubas. Instead, it asks what it means to listen.
American Sign Language, English
Director & Writer: Alison O'Daniel
Producers: Alison O'Daniel, Rachel Nederveld, Su Kim, Maya E. Rudolph - Louverture Films
Co-producer: Eliza Moley
In Association with: Chicken & Egg Pictures, JustFilms / Ford Foundation, Facet
Executive Producer: Wendy Ettinger, Maida Lynn, Sally Jo Fifer, Lois Vossen
Consulting Producer: Alysa Nahmias
Editor: Alison O'Daniel, Zack Khalil
Supervising Editor: David Teague
Director Of Photography: Derek Howard
Supported by: Ford Foundation, Chicken & Egg Pictures, The Ettinger Foundation, Field of Vision, The Educational Foundation of America, Sundance Institute, The Speranza Foundation, ITVS (Corporation for Public Broadcasting), Creative Capital, Lisa Chanoff, Points North Institute
DIRECTOR - ALISON O'DANIEL
Alison O’Daniel, a filmmaker and visual artist, is a United States Artist Disability Futures fellow and a Guggenheim fellow. Her work has been exhibited at the Hammer Museum, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow, Centre Pompidou in Paris, and many other museums. She is represented by Commonwealth and Council in Los Angeles.
SUNDANCE 2023〡MoMA DOC FORTNIGHT 2023〡CPH:DOX 2023〡SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2023〡SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 2023
“Promises a complex, enigmatic look at the impact of sound on day-to-day life and what happens when it’s removed from the picture — the theft, in essence, happens within the language of the movie itself. This is one movie that defies any simple categorization and demands to be seen.”
- Eric Kohn, IndieWire
“A brilliant interplay with captioning, sound, and silence… an immersive sensory experience unlike anything audiences have encountered before.”
- Pat Mullen, POV Magazine
"Its originality of conception on multiple levels and baseline excellence in technical execution are clearly a cut above."
- Vadim Rizov, Filmmaker Magazine