A young woman struggling with chronic pain derivative of her scoliosis, attempts to avoid surgery with a hunt to find the right doctor. Overwhelmed, lost and feeling hopeless, her parents bring her home to talk some sense into her and convince her that surgery is her best and only answer.

But once home, she comes face to face with her past and unstable relationship with her father, causing her to question this return. After a disagreement with her parents, Dana eventually caves and agrees to see their recommended surgeon, leading her to regain trust in her parents and the health care system.

White Noise is a slice of life story that tackles the subject matters of chronic pain, depression, body dysmorphia, family dysfunction, self-acceptance and is based on the writer's struggles with scoliosis and spinal fusion surgery.

  • SanMartin Garcia
  • Caroline Heinle
  • Caroline Heinle
  • Adrienne Acevedo Lovette
  • Ashley Hearon-Smith
  • Caroline Heinle
    Key Cast
  • Sean O'Hagan
    Key Cast
    "Dad/ Ben"
  • Amy Janette McDonald
    Key Cast
    "Mom/ Grace"
  • Teren Carter
    Key Cast
    "Doctor Thomas"
  • Sabina Collazo
    Key Cast
  • Rachel Dwornick
  • Alejandro Salinas-Albrecht
    Director of Photography
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    13 minutes 43 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 19, 2022
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    United States
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    United States
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Director Biography - SanMartin Garcia

SanMartin Garcia is a New York based writer, director, script supervisor, and editor. He started out in The Chain Theater in 2015 as an intern for two plays, "The Pillowman" by Martin McDonagh and "Wait Until Dark" by Fredrick Knott. In 2016, he worked as a PA on web series and music videos while attending the New York Film Academy, where he graduated from the filmmaking program in 2017. Since then, he has been the assistant cameraman and script supervisor for various short films, music videos, and feature films including "The Dark Room" and "I’m Okay We’re Okay" directed by Adrienne Lovette. He also directed the short webseries "Hudson County 60" with Ashley Hearon-Smith from 2017-2019. "White Noise" is his first time directing a narrative film since the pandemic.

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