Inclusion StatementWritten by a young woman to give a voice to a perspective that is often missing in psychological thrillers, the voice of our protagonist; a young girl. Our team is dedicated to hiring and working with a diverse group of talented professionals and are actively pursuing underrepresented crew.
About The Project
Not a day goes by that we don't listen to music on the radio in the car.
Or watch our television and movies when we get home from work.
Why is that we have to listen to something at all times?
And check our Snapchats, our Twitters, our Instagrams.
Why can't we even sleep without the fan running?
Or without the TV playing in the background?
Always surrounding ourselves with sound.
What are we running from? What are we afraid of?
What waits for us...
In The Silence?
"In the Silence is a powerful and well-crafted exploration of a girl who has dealt with mental illness starting from a very young age. The short film script succeeds at literally getting inside Eva’s mind as she attempts to reconcile who Leah is and whether she can live without her. Also, the way the writer juxtaposes both Eva and her mother dealing with “silence” (in Eva’s case coping without Leah’s voice guiding her, and in Bethany’s case not having Leah) is both clever and heartbreaking. Based on the material presented here, this script has potential to be a really gripping short film." — ScreenCraft Short Screenplay Contest (Feedback, 2019)
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About This Team
The creative team behind In The Silence was brought together as strangers on the set of a major motion picture in the summer of 2018 when Maggie and Brandon discovered they were both from the same small town. From this chance encounter, something beautiful was born: a love for creating content, worlds, and visions on the screen. The team previously worked on the forthcoming short film, Bobby & Terra and have reunited to produce In The Silence.
Maggie Lovitt wrote the script for In The Silence on New Years Eve, while pondering the idea of creating a short film that played with the sound in between what we hear. She likens the script to an onion, with each layer peeled back, something new is revealed. There is meaning within the short film, which she will never reveal, because ulitmately the intention of this piece is to force you to consider what the story is telling you.
Along with being the writer, Maggie is one of the producers of In The Silence, as well as portraying Eva's mother Bethany. She has been a SAG-AFTRA member for a year, but has been performing since 2009.
Maggie has entrusted her script to the direction of her friend Brandon Thane Wilson, who she worked with as script advisor for his directorial debute Bobby & Terra.
Brandon Thane Wilson has worked everything from 2nd AD to crafty to directing Bobby & Terra and has been a SAG-AFTRA actor for almost fifteen years. Brandon has been fotunate enough over the years to have worked with some of the most talented directors, both independent and studio directors. He has appeared in projects on Netflix, HBO, FX, CBS, NBC, Paramont Television, and Warner Brothers. He is deeply grateful to have been asked direct this.
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