Join Variety Film Awards Editor Clayton Davis for a conversation with SOUND OF METAL Director/Writer Darius Marder, actor Riz Ahmed and sound designer Nicolas Becker. Riz recounts how he never even held a drumstick before he began preparing for the lead role of Ruben, a heavy metal drummer who loses his hearing. He also had to learn American Sign Language. Nicolas spent nearly six months working in post on just the sound design. These and other behind-the-scenes insights and anecdotes are shared in this engaging and timely conversation about coming to terms with loss and isolation.