Documentary Short | 28 min | 2023 | HD
I Can't Keep Quiet is an intimate portrait of one woman’s quest for healing that reverberated around the globe through her song “Quiet,” an anthem for the women’s movement. Five years later, we take a deeper look into the song's impact on MILCK's journey of reclamation: reclaiming trust in herself, her sense of belonging, and her sisterhood with "Quiet's" co-writer, AG. As we follow MILCK’s path of activism and artistry, we get a window into how she's awakened by the stillness of quarantine and the reckoning of our country’s racial justice movement. Her acknowledgement and accountability for her blind spots provides her and AG a chance for healing as they celebrate that it’s never too late to reclaim our voices.
Connie K. Lim
MILCK (CONNIE K. LIM) is a Gemini, empath, and proud pet owner of a 23 year old turtle named speedy. She is also a recording artist, writer, producer, and social change artist who is known for her anthemic songs that put words to the emotions behind global, grassroot movements. In addition to her own project, she has written and produced for artists like John Legend and Phillipa Soo.
Her song “Quiet” was a viral sensation that was named Billboard’s No. 1 Protest Song of the year, and an official selection on NPR's American Anthem series. Harper Bazaar has named “Quiet” as a top 50 feminist anthem of all time. The impact of MILCK’s work has also been honored by the city council of Los Angeles’s #TogetherWeSpeak exhibit, the LA GRAMMY museum, and Netflix’s This is Pop series.. She has had the honor of performing on the same stages as Oprah, Jason Mraz, Yoko Ono, Michelle Obama, and Secretary Hillary Clinton.
This year, MILCK is gearing up to release her first independent album titled Metamorphosis under her own label, Gentle Rebel Records. The leading single “Metamorphosis” premiered on Greys Anatomy, landing as a top five most sought after songs heard on television via tunefind.com.
MILCK’s songs have also been heard on nationwide
commercials, TV shows and trailers, including Procter & Gamble’s 2018 Winter Olympics campaign, Secret’s National 2019 Campaign, Grey’s Anatomy, Blacklist, Lucifer, Pretty Little Liars, Riverdale, Netflix’s Marco Polo, Mother Land, CBS’s Asian American Heritage Month, and more.
LA-based producer / Grammy-nominated songwriter / mix engineer AG is a powerhouse. With 500+ song placements to date, she has become one of the most prolific producers in the world of film and tv. AG’s work has been featured in countless trailers, promos, films, and tv shows. She works closely with music supervisors, trailer houses, ad agencies, and film studios including Universal, Lionsgate, Paramount, Warner Bros along with networks and streaming platforms such as HBO, STARZ, ABC, Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon. AG’s music has also been featured on National and Global Ad campaigns for Verizon, Samsung, Ford, Cadillac, Starbucks, P&G, Brawny, and more. AG’s catalogue has generated over 340 million streams and 390 million views on Youtube to date.
AG has made it her mission to bring diversity to the sync world in any way she can. Not satisfied with the status quo in this historically male-dominated industry, AG collaborates with and mentors the next generation of women producers, writers, and engineers as they take a solid step — and hold their ground.
Recent highlights include: 2021 Golden Trailer Award; Samsung Galaxy National Ad Campaign; Verizon National Ad Campaign; Spirit Untamed (upcoming) - Universal Pictures; F9 (upcoming) - Universal Pictures; The Old Guard (Netflix); The Crown - Season 4 Trailer (Netflix); Grey’s Anatomy (various songs); Disney+ Trailer; Brawny National Brand Campaign; The Handmaid’s Tale Trailer (Hulu); League of Legends Trailer - (Riot Games)
Our long-time trusted partnership with Procter & Gamble started with MILCK’s cover song "Ooh Child" featured on P&G’s 2018 Olympic film “Love Over Bias” directed by Alma Har'el. The collaboration has deepened through the years, including support of the Somebody's Beloved Fund community impact foundation during the pandemic and racial reckoning of 2020. MILCK continued to partner with P&G to launch her song "I Belong" and to help amplify their powerful film, “The Name,” in support of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. In support of MILCK’s creative independence and clarity of purpose, I Can’t Keep Quiet was funded independently by P&G Studios, who will also collaborate in our release. P&G Studios’ mission is to produce and support powerful stories, often told by and through the lens of underrepresented people, creating community-relevant connections for P&G brands. This production crew was a majority diverse and female team, which is part of P&G’s mission to widen the screen to widen our view to be more inclusive of diverse stories and storytellers. Kimberly Doebereiner, Head of P&G Studios, has joined the I Can’t Keep Quiet production team as an Executive Producer.