Following a highly successful, award-winning festival run, the taut and evocative, sci-fi mystery/suspense film Silent River will enjoy a theatrical premiere in Los Angeles and VOD release. Following a one-week theatrical run beginning Oct. 14 at Laemmle Glendale, Silent River will then be available on VOD starting Oct. 25, distributed by Gravitas Ventures.
With a surreal filmmaking style inspired by the neo-noir work of David Lynch, Silent River is the third feature film release from writer/director Chris Chan Lee, who made his directorial debut in 1997 with the award-winning, critically acclaimed film, Yellow, a coming-of-age drama/comedy about a group of Asian-American teens in Los Angeles. Yellow featured the theatrical film acting debuts of John Cho (the Star Trek and Harold & Kumar film franchises) and Jason Tobin (Warrior, Jasmine, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift). Lee followed with producing the thriller, Jasmine, which won 100 awards in international film festival competitions.
About Silent River …
Elliot (West Liang, FBI: Most Wanted, Atypical, Rebel) is desperate to reconcile with his estranged wife, Julie (Amy Tsang, Love Shot, Kung Fu). Determined, he drives across a barren desert road to reach her, hoping he can convince her to give him a second chance.
Stopping at a roadside motel, he reaches out to a surprised Julie, who informs him she has moved on. At a loss for his next move, Elliot falls into a downward spiral and, when he encounters the sultry Greta (Tsang in a dual role)—an uncanny woman on the run from a mysterious past—strange and mysterious occurrences begin to haunt him.
As the shadowy line between reality and dark fantasy becomes increasingly blurred, Elliot questions his own sanity and seeks the truth … But will he regret finding the answer?
A Curious Potato production in association with Defector Films, Kepler Media and Highway Robbery, Silent River was written and directed by Chris Chan Lee. Director of photography was Norbert Shieh. Music by Brian Ralston. Produced by Chris Chan Lee, Robert Cho and West Liang. Distributed by Gravitas Ventures, an Anthem Sports & Entertainment Company.
Silent River won the “Best Horror, Thriller, Sci-fi” Award at the 2021 Cinequest Film Festival;the “Gold Remi Award” at the 2022 WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival;the “Outstanding Courage in Filmmaking” Award at the 2021 Tallgrass Film Festival, where it was also nominated for the “Stubbornly Independent” Award; “Best Feature Film for Change” at the 2022 Paris International Film Festival; “Outstanding Narrative Feature” and “Outstanding Performance – West Liang” at the 2022 The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival; “Best Director Feature Film – Chris Chan Lee” at the 2022 Buenos Aires International Film Festival; and “Best Actor – West Liang” at the 2022 Vancouver Independent Film Festival.
Image courtesy of A Curious Potato
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