The movie premiered in Washington, D.C., on June 21 ahead of a nationwide release July 4. “Sound of Freedom” was produced by Angel Studios, the same company responsible for the popular television series “The Chosen.” It stars Jim Caviezel (“The Passion of the Christ”) and Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino (“Mighty Aphrodite”).
It was produced by Catholic human rights activist Eduardo Verástegui and written and directed by Alejandro Monteverde.
“Sound of Freedom” is based on the true story of Tim Ballard, a federal agent who quit his job to save a young girl from sex slavery in South America.
According to the press release, the film “shines a light on even the darkest of places. After rescuing a young boy from ruthless child traffickers, a federal agent learns the boy’s sister is still captive and decides to embark on a dangerous mission to save her. With time running out, he quits his job and journeys deep into the Colombian jungle, putting his life on the line to free her from a fate worse than death.”
“I am so proud to be a part of this impactful film,” Caviezel said of his role. “In fact, I’d say this is the second most important film I’ve done after ‘The Passion of the Christ.’”
The real Ballard currently runs the organization Operation Underground Railroad, assisting law enforcement with rescuing children from the worst situations imaginable.
During an interview with Steve Bannon last month, Caviezel reiterated that the movie shows real-life events. “Epstein Island isn’t the only island out there where they have … children,” he said.
“Sound of Freedom comes to theaters July 4th. Help us get 2 million people into theaters opening week to remember the 2 million children who are trafficked each year,” the official Twitter account shared on May 18 with a clip to the trailer. To help achieve their goal of selling two million tickets, the studio set up a “pay it forward” program, allowing viewers to pay for other people’s tickets who may not be able to afford their own.
Twitter owner and free speech advocate Elon Musk replied to that tweet, saying, “I recommend putting it on this platform for free for a brief period or just asking people to subscribe to support (we would not keep any funds).”
The “Sound of Freedom” account replied, “That’s an interesting idea. Let’s chat!”
Other content creators have been flocking to Twitter as censorship continues on other major social media platforms. Former Fox News host Tucker Carlson has been sharing his “Tucker on Twitter” show on the platform and getting millions of views. Daily Wire host Matt Walsh shared his “What Is a Woman?” documentary for free in honor of the film’s one year anniversary. The documentary earned more than 170 million views after being on Twitter for just days.