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Angel Studios: Sound of Freedom Theatrical

of $5,000,000 max*
6,676 People*

*People includes all persons who have submitted subscription materials. Amount raised is an estimate that includes subscriptions, however not all such amounts have been accepted or closed, and some subscriptions may not be accepted.


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What is P&A?

Angel Studios is raising funds for the theatrical release of Sound of Freedom.

P&A stands for “Prints and Advertising,” and it’s an old theatrical industry term from back when movies were printed onto physical film. The term is still widely used today to describe the cost of taking a finished movie like Sound of Freedom and marketing it to moviegoers. 

It’s a crucial piece of the marketing budget for a film, and in the film industry is attractive to investors. Why? Because with P&A, money is only raised after the film is already made and you know the quality of the work. Also, the P&A investors are last money in and first money out, so they are first to be paid after theaters take their cut.

The security being sold is a revenue participation agreement. If the theatrical revenues are enough to cover the cost, there will be up to 120% return of investment. If the theatrical release does not earn enough, investors would lose some or all of their investment.

What is Angel Studios?

Angel Studios is a streaming media service that offers family friendly entertainment that amplifies light, with titles including The Chosen, Dry Bar Comedy, His Only Son, The Wingfeather Saga, and Tuttle Twins. We focus on content supported by equity crowdfunding, where individual investors have the opportunity to share ownership in the titles.

This offering is not providing an opportunity to purchase ownership in Angel Studios or in any other project or title.

Neal Harmon

Chief Executive Officer

Neal Harmon has served as Chief Executive Officer since he helped co-found Angel Studios in 2012. Neal worked for Orabrush, Inc. from 2009 to 2013, a company he co-founded, where he served in such capacities as Chief Operating Officer and as a member of the board. He's a co-founder of the Harmon Brothers advertising agency, which has helped clients drive over $350 million in sales with over 1.3 billion views. Neal received his master’s degree from Brigham Young University in Instructional Psychology and Technology in 2002, and his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University in American Studies in 2001.

What is Sound of Freedom?

  1. Sound of Freedom is based on the incredible true story of a US government agent who quits his job to devote his life to rescuing children from global child traffickers.

  2. This powerful movie has already been made. The investment opportunity is to raise funds for theatrical distribution costs (P&A). The security being sold in this offering is a revenue participation right.

  3. Angel Studios has licensed the rights to Sound of Freedom, which will be theatrically released worldwide on July 4, 2023. 

  4. Jim Caviezel (The Passion of the Christ, Count of Monte Cristo) plays the lead role of Tim Ballard. 

  5. The purpose of this film is to put a spotlight on the global movement to end the trafficking of minors by successfully distributing this film to a worldwide audience.

About Sound of Freedom

Sound of Freedom, based on the incredible true story, 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.

What Will the Movie be Like?

Sound of Freedom is a thriller based on a pivotal extraction operation that would eventually rescue dozens of children from child traffickers in Colombia. 

It has the hero energy of Hacksaw Ridge and Spotlight paired with the heart of films like Unbroken and 127 Hours.

With a star-studded cast, director, and original score, this film has gone to great lengths to bring the harrowing realities of child trafficking to life like it's never been done before. Expertly produced and acted, Sound of Freedom has a larger-than-life mission to ignite the movement to end child trafficking for good.

Spreading global awareness about the harrowing realities of child trafficking cannot happen without telling stories like this one. Storytellers are the changemakers.

The Challenge 

Distributing a film theatrically with such a global appeal is always a significant hurdle. Angel Studios has experience with global hits like The Chosen, which had a Christmas Special and Season 3 theatrical release. Most recently, another Angel Studios project, His Only Son, successfully crowdfunded $1.235 million in just a few days for their theatrical release — which premiered in over 2,000 theaters internationally.*

Angel also has experience working outside of traditional studio paths and is hopeful audiences will be excited to have an incredible film like Sound of Freedom in their local theaters.

*Investing in companies involves a high degree of risk, including the possibility of the total loss of your investment, and there is no guarantee of any return. You should consult with your advisors prior to making an investment decision. Additionally, we have highlighted The Chosen and His Only Son here solely as a demonstration of why Angel Studios is distributing this project and not as an indication that this project will be as successful as The Chosen or His Only Son

Deeply Rooted Values

From the Director Alejandro Monteverde:

I believe that as a society we need to be aware of the horrors of child trafficking, and my call was to use the power of cinema to bring light and poetry and hope into that  darkest corner of humanity — and to wrap it all in one man’s incredible, world-changing odyssey."

Sound of Freedom Team

Angel Studios licensed Sound of Freedom due to the positive feedback and high ratings from the Angel Guild. Learn more about the Sound of Freedom team below.

Eduardo Verástegui

Paul / Producer

Eduardo Verástegui is a Mexican actor, producer, businessman and philanthropist, born in Mexico. He began his entertainment career as a member of the Mexican pop group Kairo in the 1990s before transitioning to acting in telenovelas.

Verástegui gained international recognition for his leading role in the 2006 film Bella, which he produced with the production company he co-founded called Metanoia Films. He is also known for his humanitarian work and began a nonprofit organization called Manto de Guadalupe that aids those who don't have access to food, shelter, health care or education.

Verástegui is the producer of Sound of Freedom and has since toured all over Mexico and beyond in an effort to partner with local government leaders, educators, law enforcement, and foundations to prevent child exploitation.

Jim Caviezel

Tim Ballard

Jim Caviezel is an American actor born in Mount Vernon, Washington. He graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Fine Arts before pursuing his acting career in Los Angeles.

Jim’s breakout role was playing Edmond in The Count of Monte Cristo, quickly followed by his portrayal of Jesus Christ in Mel Gibson's film The Passion of the Christ. He also gained recognition for his performances in The Thin Red Line and Frequency.

Caviezel is known for his strong Christian faith and has been actively involved in various charitable causes. He has been married to his wife Kerri for over 20 years and they have adopted three children together.

After meeting Tim Ballard and learning about Operation Underground Railroad, Caviezel was deeply moved and became passionate about spreading this message and helping end child trafficking.

Alejandro Monteverde


Alejandro Monteverde is a Mexican filmmaker, best known for his work as a director, writer, and producer on the 2006 film Bella, which won the People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Audience Award at the Heartland Film Festival.

Monteverde began his career as a film director with the short film The Last Goodbye in 2004, which won the Crystal Heart Award at the Heartland Film Festival. He went on to direct and write several other films, including Little Boy in 2015, which was also well-received by audiences.

Monteverde's work is known for its focus on family and faith, and he has been vocal about his Catholic beliefs. In addition to his film work, Monteverde has also been involved in philanthropic efforts, including the founding of the nonprofit organization Esperanza para los Niños (Hope for Children) in 2010, which provides education and support to underprivileged children in Mexico.

Angel Studios Model 

Sound of Freedom plans to bring this heroic movie to life in a way that traditional Hollywood has never done before, utilizing the innovative model of Angel Studios. Angel Studios is a film studio platform that helps creators come together with viewers to create high-quality TV and film without the Hollywood guesswork. How do we do that?  Angel Studios’ uses a platform called the Angel Guild to pitch TV content to you, and then you --the audience-- chooses which projects qualify to be potentially distributed by Angel Studios. By partnering with its affiliated crowdfunding portal Angel Funding, Angel Studios has also innovated a way to let the audience invest in these projects to help fund their creation and for investors to share in some of the profits of films and TV series that are profitable.  

Angel Studios has proven that profits are possible and several Angel Originals have already resulted in investment returns for audience members who invested in the projects. The Chosen commenced a 120% distribution of their investors’ original investment and His Only Son began paying back its P&A debt investors a 120% return.**

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*Success in other projects does not guarantee success for Sound of Freedom. There can be no assurance that the projected results will be obtained, and actual results may vary significantly from the projections.

** Investing in companies involves a high degree of risk including the possibility of the total loss of your investment, and there is no guarantee of any return. You should consult with your advisors prior to making an investment decision. Additionally, we are characterizing The Chosen and His Only Son as successes because of the number of views they received and because of the revenue they generated, not based on profit. These projects are three of the 15 projects that have raised money through Angel Funding to date. The success of these projects does not guarantee the success of this project.

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