Soundproof is a 90-minute film that was produced by Blast Films in 2006. Eve played the role of detective constable Sarah McGowan who investigates a murder.
Here is a synopsis of the film:
Blast Films – The narrative engine is suspense. This is a story of a man accused of murder and his increasingly desperate efforts to prove his innocence and find the truth. The emotional heart is our empathy for the passion of Dean (Joseph Mawle- Dunkirk ), and Penny’s ( Susan Lynch – Enduring Love ) feelings for each other – and the loneliness of their lives when they are apart.
In Soundproof, Chris (Neil Stuke) is thrown off the balcony of a high rise block of flats – and it looks like murder. Suspicion falls on his flat mate Dean who is profoundly deaf and Penny is the sign language interpreter brought in to help the police question him.
But when Penny bumps into Dean later in a nearby pub, they embark on a secret affair which makes Penny’s impartiality as police interpreter harder and harder too sustain. Dean needs Penny to prove his innocence, but as the police investigation continues, Penny starts to wonder if he is in fact the murderer after all.
I have not seen the entire film so it is unclear if Eve had played a major part in this. Most of the questioning is done by Penny via sign language because the main suspect is deaf. If I had to guess, it was probably a bit part but still important for her acting career.
Below is a short video clip of the film.
The video clip is short and I’m disappointed there isn’t more but it’s always nice to see some of Eve’s earlier work that is hard to find. I noticed her hair style is very similar to that of Gwen Cooper (but cut shorter) from the first series of Torchwood which was also produced in 2006.
At the moment it appears the only way to see this in its entirety is by contacting the sales staff at Blast Films. UK broadcasters have easy access but it might be a challenge or just too expensive for an individual to license. Interestingly, the featured image had ‘DVD’ in the name but searches for a DVD release came up empty. While a DVD may be unlikely at this point, someone may have a recording of it and could release it. As much as I like Eve I am also a fan of Susan Lynch and would love to see all of this.
Soundproof won a BAFTA and Golden FIPA award and was nominated for a RTS Television Award in 2007.
Also on IMDB
Update: The entire film can be found on YouTube