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When Time Got Louder

Departing for college, Abbie leaves behind her parents and brother, Kayden, who is non-verbal and has autism. As Abbie falls in love with her new independence and budding relationship with a woman, her parents try to teach Kayden more independent life skills as they help him transition from high school to adulthood and adjust his routine without Abbie. Due to Abbie’s absence, Kayden’s struggles increase as he cannot communicate with his sister . When Abbie returns home for the holidays she discovers Kayden is in the hospital, and as a family they must find a solution for his future.

When Time Got Louder touches upon the immense impact autism has on siblings and parents, and shows the importance of sibling connection and the unconditional bond between family. With a focus on authenticity, Kayden is played by a young man on the autism spectrum, as well as displays artwork from the autism community on screen, and all of the licensed music in the film being from the autism and LGBTQ+ communities.

  • Connie Cocchia
    Awake, The Art of Being Fine
  • Connie Cocchia
    Awake, The Art of Being Fine
  • Connie Cocchia
    Awake, The Art of Being Fine
  • Ken Frith
    Black Fly, Drone, Godfrey
  • Jason Bourque
    Black Fly, Drone, Godfrey
  • Willow Shields
    Key Cast
    The Hunger Games, Spinning Out, A Fall from Grace
  • Elizabeth Mitchell
    Key Cast
    Lost (emmy nomination), Outer Banks, Witch Hunt
  • Lochlyn Munro
    Key Cast
    Riverdale, Peacemaker, The Good Doctor
  • Jonathan Simao
    Key Cast
  • Frank Giustra
    executive producers
    Lionsgate Founder, Bladerunner 2049
  • Austin Kolodney
    executive producers
    Jon Quixote, Joy, Birdbox
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama, lgbtq+, autism, asd, specialneeds, disability, comingofage, lesbian, gay, queer, family, familydrama
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 53 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 31, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    2,000,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada, United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    RED Helium 8K
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Distribution Information
  • LevelFilm
    Sales Agent
    Country: Canada
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Connie Cocchia

Based in Vancouver BC, Connie Cocchia is an LGBTQ+ director, writer, and producer who began her film career in Los Angeles where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television at the University of Southern California. While in Los Angeles, she worked at Lionsgate and Langley Park Pictures on the Warner Brother’s lot. During her years in LA, she produced, wrote and directed a variety of short films including her award-winning film ‘Awake’.

Returning to Vancouver, Connie received a Master of Fine Arts in Film Production from the University of British Columbia and founded her production company Cocchia Pictures. Connie’s feature directorial debut ‘When Time Got Louder’ is supported by Telefilm Canada and executive produced by Frank Giustra (founder of Lionsgate Entertainment. Connie also wrote and produced the film which centers on the autism and LGBTQ+ communities. With a passion for authenticity, these two communities are highlighted through the diverse hiring of crew, licensed music only from these two communities, and authentic casting. The film world premiered at Frameline and has since taken part in over 15 festivals and won various awards including best first time director, best feature film, and best female director. The film is also proud to be a reframe verified project. When Time Got Louder will have it’s theatrical release in Canada through Canadian distributor Level Film, and is currently seeking US and Worldwide distribution. Connie is currently in development of her second feature, a comedy titled Quarter Life Crisis.

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