Sound of Sorry
FACE CRITICS THE SOUND OF SORRY
Everyone has faced criticism at one point or another. And for many, those experiences can cut deep. While personal integrity can help us forgive, it takes true courage to right a wrong with a simple, sorry.
Courage isn’t known by the observer, it’s an act achieved by the brave. In this social experiment, we’re giving broken relationships a chance to be whole again.
How? We invited 9 critics to see things from their victims’ perspective with the hope of creating closure. To do so, we asked each critic to write their apology on a dinner plate and then personally deliver it to their victim. The goal: break the plate together as a symbol of breaking from the past.
THE STORY OF ERIK AND SUSIE
This is the story of Susie, who was bullied heavily in high school after her schoolmate Erik bragged about a hookup that never happened. Despite asking Erik to come clean several years later, he dodged the opportunity to right his wrong and for the rest of her high school experience, Susie was 'slut shamed’ and haunted by rumors.
To this day Erik carries the guilt and admits it’s the one thing in his life he regrets most. As he grew older and became a person of integrity his inability to speak up and tell the truth plagued him. But today he finds himself in a position to tell Susie he’s sincerely sorry for the past. And, he hopes that Susie finds the courage to forgive him.
“I'm sorry for lying. For hurting you.
And for the effects I caused.“
THE STORY OF JAY & BRENDAN
This is the story of Brendan and his older brother Jay. Since childhood, Jay rode his brother hard any chance he could get. This led Brendan to grow up avoiding any sign of attention, which was cause for Jay to bully him.
Years later the bullying has stopped and Brendan moved to New York, but their childhood experience still casts a shadow on their relationship. Jay wants to get closer to and be part of his brother’s life again. And he wants to apologize for being so hard on him. Watch to see whether they have the courage to break from the past and forge a new relationship going forward.
“Sorry I was so hard on you all the time.
You're an amazing man.“
THE STORY OF LILY & MATTHEW
This is the story of Lily and Matthew: a former couple whose relationship ended on a sour note. What began as a plan to move in together quickly turned into Lilly making key decisions for the couple and shutting out Matthew’s involvement.
Lilly acknowledges the communication breakdown and believes her behavior broke his trust. With wounds still fresh, Matthew wonders why the change of heart. Lilly seeks the opportunity to explain and apologize for the way things ended. Watch and see whether courage will set them free.