Filmmaker Allen Wolf Discusses Autism and 'The Sound of Violet'


20% of autistic people have synesthesia. So explain this again because this is just amazing. When you look us up, it's completely fascinating, but basically what's happening is there's just some wiring in the brain. That's a little different. And people with synesthesia experience it in different ways. He looks at colors. He hears sounds. Other people associate colors with numbers. They see automatic numbers in their heads. Other people can be the opposite. They will, they will confuse colors with feelings. I've talked to friends about this, and I'm not joking. I've always associated the number 8 with green. Why? I don't know why. Maybe it's because the first gift I ever got was an $8 bill. No, that can't be it. Seriously, I don't know why, but I have always, you know, there are these bizarre. I mean, we're talking about we're fearfully and wonderfully made. I mean, crazy stuff. But so the name of the young woman who begins in the story as a prostitute and ends up as a non prostitute, and that's your only spoiler alerts there, but. Well, yeah. Who knows what happens? Who knows? Who knows? Where what do we know? What do we know? Only the father knows. Even Jesus doesn't know only the father. But the title of this movie is the sound of violet and violet is in fact the name of this young woman of her. Exactly. Yes, violet like the color. And you know, I think in some ways, Sean, his character is unconditional love toward her. And in some ways, violet represents all of us, where we're all of us are broken in different ways. We're all looking for love and different ways. And he pursues her with his love, it's transformative. But also her love is transformative to him because he's always had trouble connecting with others, picking up social cues. So for the first time that each finds someone that is actually interested in the other and that relationship is what the film is all about.

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