Meet the Filmmakers
We are proud and honored that this film was produced entirely by women.
Director / Producer
Eurie Chung is a Peabody-award winning documentary producer focused on Asian American stories. Leading Flash Cuts, a legacy Asian American media company with Walt Louie, she has supported filmmakers for over 15 years in all phases of production. Projects include Plague at the Golden Gate for American Experience; Asian Americans, a 5 hour PBS docuseries; the digital series A People’s History of Asian America; and the May 19th Solidarity Project, part of The Asian American Foundation’s See Us Unite initiative. I Can't Keep Quiet is her directorial debut.
"I Can't Keep Quiet is a vital documentary in understanding how social change comes from deep internal reflection and the vulnerability that comes from recognizing our own shortcomings and mistakes. I began this film with an appreciation of Connie Lim's music and the
message behind "Quiet," a song written to process the trauma of sexual assault. As we delved into everything that happened after "Quiet" went viral, it is clear that the intimacy and emotional depth of her song writing is also present in her life and relationships. I am incredibly moved by Connie's willingness to share the process of reconciliation with Adriane Gonzalez, the co-writer of "Quiet" through this film and believe it will inspire self-reflection and action in others.” - Eurie Chung
Born and raised in Hawai‘i, Maile Zambuto attended college at Loyola Marymount University in Southern California and has spent the last 30 years pursuing her life’s work raising much needed funds and awareness for social justice issues in New York City, Los Angeles and Honolulu. She began her career in leadership positions for the Junior League of Honolulu and the Children’s Justice Center, where she helped create self-empowerment programs for sexually abused girls.
In 1999, she moved to New York City to pursue her career and spent more than a decade at Safe Horizon, the nation’s largest victim assistance organization, where she became the Chief Development, Marketing and Communications Officer. During her tenure at Safe Horizon, Maile led development campaigns to build several Child Advocacy Centers and helped expand domestic violence shelters throughout New York City, making Safe Horizon the largest provider of
domestic violence services in the country. She developed Hope Shining, a national child abuse prevention campaign, and played a lead role in creating and implementing SafeWork, a groundbreaking program to address domestic violence in the workplace. Maile was at Safe
Horizon during the September 11th terrorist attacks and helped to distribute over $250 million in immediate financial assistance. In the same year Maile moved to New York City, the actress and advocate, Mariska Hargitay, moved to New York City to portray Olivia Benson in a new television series called Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Inspired by her role on the show and by the survivors of abuse who reached out to her to share their stories, Mariska founded the Joyful Heart Foundation to help survivors heal and reclaim their lives. It was through their shared commitment that Maile and Mariska joined forces. Maile transitioned from her role as a member of its Board of Directors to Executive Director in 2008 and was named Chief Executive Officer of the Joyful Heart Foundation in 2011 where she served in that role for 8 years. Under Maile’s leadership, Joyful Heart raised nearly $150 million in private funds and in-kind contributions and pro-bono services, served more than 18,500 survivors and healing professionals, connected millions of visitors to education and life-saving help through its website and social media, effected policy changes from California to New York City, launched ENDTHEBACKLOG, a campaign to eradicate the backlog of hundreds of thousands of untested rape kits sitting on shelves across the country, and produced the groundbreaking NO MORE PSA campaign, which has generated nearly 5 billion media impressions online, in print and on TV. In addition to raising hundreds of millions of dollars in philanthropic resources, Maile has worked at the intersection of social justice and entertainment, creating content to turn up the volume on issues no one wanted to talk about until recently. She produced campaigns like the NOMORE PSA campaign, the NFLSays NO MORE campaign, Hawaii Says NO MORE, End the Backlog, and Executive Produced the Emmy Award winning HBO documentary, I AM EVIDENCE. Currently, Maile is the Founder and President of Benefit Partners, a circle of changemakers who help brands, non-profits, artists, activists, collectives and movements bring more radical goodness into the world. Benefit Partners focus is on gender equity, ending domestic violence and sexual assault, criminal justice reform, and contributing to the anti-racism movement. Through Benefit Partners and in partnership with Procter & Gamble, Maile is the Executive Producer and Writer of the documentary short, I CAN’T KEEP QUIET, premiering this Spring at film festivals across the country and around the world. In addition to her role as a Founding member of NO MORE’s Executive Committee, she has served on the Boards of A Call to Men, Present Now, the Harrison Educational Foundation and is currently on the National Advisory Committee for Peace Over Violence. She is a recipient of Women’s e-News’s 21 Leaders for the 21st Century and the Administration for Children’s Services Commissioner’s Child Advocacy Awards. A survivor herself, Maile frequently shares her story to both inspire healing and galvanize change to end violence and abuse. Her personal story as a survivor is detailed in the 2009 anthology Note to Self by Andrea Buchanan available from Simon & Schuster as well as on Maile’s Huffington Post column.
Writer / Executive Producer
Grace Lee is an independent filmmaker working in both nonfiction and fiction film. She most recently produced and directed two episodes of the Peabody Award-winning ASIAN AMERICANS history series for PBS as well as AND SHE COULD BE NEXT (with Marjan Safinia), POV’s first broadcast series about women of color transforming politics and civic engagement, featuring Stacey Abrams, Rashida Tlaib, Veronica Escobar and others. Other credits include the Peabody-winning AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY: THE EVOLUTION OF GRACE LEE BOGGS, which The Hollywood Reporter called "an entertainingly revealing portrait of the power of a single individual to effect change.” which won six festival audience awards before its broadcast on the PBS documentary series POV. Her previous documentary THE GRACE LEE PROJECT won multiple awards, broadcast on the Sundance Channel and was called “ridiculously entertaining” by New York Magazine.
Other credits include the Emmy-nominated MAKERS: WOMEN IN POLITICS and OFF THE MENU: ASIAN AMERICA, both for PBS and the feature films JANEANE FROM DES MOINES and AMERICAN ZOMBIE. Her work has been supported by the Ford Foundation/Just Films, MacArthur Foundation, Chicken and Egg Pictures, Sundance Institute, National Endowment for the Arts and the American Film Showcase (USC and US Department of State). Grace is co-founder of the Asian American Documentary Network (A-Doc) an online network that works to increase the visibility and support of Asian Americans in the non-fiction field. She is a member of the Directors Guild of America, the Documentary Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and serves on the board of the International Documentary Association.
Kimberly Doebereiner, Group VP Future of Advertising, Head of P&G Studios, and a 30+ year P&G veteran. Kimberly leads Future of Advertising for P&G, with a mission to create new experiences consumers look forward to. This includes innovating ad models, building new partnerships, and defining new business models. As Head of P&G Studios, Kimberly helps develop and produce powerful stories, creating culturally relevant connections for P&G brands. Some of her innovative content partners include Imagine , Time Studios and Hello Sunshine. She helped create Emmy-nominated Cost of Winning on HBO and is Executive Producer on Oscar short-listed CODED, and FreeVee docu-series, The Tent Mender. Kimberly has been the creative expert for many billion-dollar brands. She is currently the creative guardian on Tide, instrumental in winning over 25 industry awards including a Grand Prix Cannes Lion, Titanium Cannes Lion, and a Black Pencil. Kimberly is on the American Advertising Federation and Miami University’s Farmer School of Business Marketing boards.
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)
Brianna M. Arnolde is a creative changemaker with over a decade of experience in creative direction, fundraising, and visual storytelling as a means to create the most social impact and healing. She is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Benefit Partners and Benefit Partners Foundation, a circle of changemakers who help brands, non-profits, artists, activists, collectives and movements bring more radical goodness into the world. Benefit Partners focus is on gender equity, ending domestic violence and sexual assault, criminal justice reform, and contributing to the anti-racism movement. Through Benefit Partners and in partnership with Procter & Gamble, Brianna is the Associate Producer of the documentary short, I CAN’T KEEP QUIET, premiering this Spring at film festivals across the country and around the world.
Prior to Benefit Partners, Brianna spent several
years fundraising and creating awareness in the nonprofit sector, most prominently at Mariska Hargitay’s Joyful Heart Foundation. Brianna spent five years supporting Joyful Heart’s mission to transform society’s response to sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse, support
survivors’ healing, and end this violence forever. She is proud to have contributed to the national NO MORE PSA campaign that generated billions of media impressions online, and in 2014, Brianna helped to localize this effort and produce the Hawai‘i Says NO MORE campaign to better represent the unique communities within Hawai‘i. Being a survivor of sexual assault and attempted suicide, it was through this work of supporting other survivors and hearing their stories that Brianna was able to begin her own lifelong healing journey. Brianna believes that when we heal ourselves, we heal the world, and yoga is her preferred vehicle. She is a 500 hour registered yoga, breathwork, and meditation instructor and shares this offering through her organization, Ritual Movement Medicine Brianna finds the most joy, purpose, and success where creativity is valued and empowered. Her interests and skills expand beyond the typical social impact space, but is always rooted in kindness, empathy, and mindfulness. She is an acrylic/charcoal artist and portraitist, photographer, filmmaker, illustrator, musician, home-chef, and aspiring homesteader.
Director of Photography
& Aldo Velasco
Original Music by
Connie K. Lim (MILCK)
& Adrianne Gonzalez (AG)
Connie K. Lim
Adrianne Gonzalez (AG)
Piano: Andy Toy
Bass: Lily Burns
Drums: India Pascucci
Vocals: Shivani Rustagi, Ijeoma Njaka, Jett Kwong Kelly,
Belinda Huang, Nina Kasuya, Vealy Celdran
Violin: Amanda Lo, Laurann Woods
Viola: Kiara Ana Perico
Cello: Adrienne Woods, Michelle Rearick
Bass: Chelsea Gwizdala
The Lim Family
The Women’s March
Allison Tummon Kamphuis
Motion Graphics & Animation
Additional Editing by
Focus Law Media Group
East West Studio Engineer
BY AG Studio Assistant
Tuesday Night Project
I Can’t Keep Quiet is a co-production of Gentle Rebel, Benefit Partners, and Flash Cuts. Gentle Rebel LLC is solely responsible for its content.
© 2023 Gentle Rebel LLC. All rights reserved.
This film was made possible with support from Procter & Gamble