The Silencing

The Silencing

Rayburn Swanson understands loss. His only teenage daughter was kidnapped five years ago and since then, he has slipped into a downward spiral of alcoholism and self destruction. After his daughter went missing, Rayburn swore off hunting and decided to help the very animals he used to kill by establishing a wildlife sanctuary that borders the inhospitable Boundary Waters Wilderness.

His life becomes in jeopardy when Rayburn spots something horrifying on one of the security monitors; a killer, dressed in a ghillie suit, hunting a girl who resembles his missing daughter. Determined to save the her, Rayburn sets off into the wilderness in a race to find her before the killer does.

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Robin Pront




Director: Robin Pront
Executive Producer: Aram Tertzakian, Maxime Cottray, Jonathan Gardner, William V. Bromiley, Shanan Becker, Jonathan Saba, Sukee Chew, Jonathan Loughran, Gabe Scarpelli, Ryan Shoup
Producer: Cybill Lui Eppich
Screenwriter: Micah Ranum
Cinematographer: Manu Dacosse
Editor: Alain Dessauvage
Production Designer: Zosia Mackenzie
Sound Designer: Adam Stein
Music: Brooke Blair, Will Blair
Principal Cast: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Annabelle Wallis, Hero FIennes Tiffin, Melanie Scrofano, Shaun Smyth, Zahn McClarnon
Additional Credits: Consulting Editor: Cam McLauchlin


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Cybill Lui
Anova Pictures, Inc.
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XYZ Films, Endeavor Content
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Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2020
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Screening Section: Midnighters
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: Canada, United States
Language: English
Runtime: 93 mins