1 user

The Silence (2015)

| Documentary, Short
There are children. There are those who abuse them. And there are those who know, but never tell.


45 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »


Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Zenith (2010)
Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A retro-futuristic steam-punk thriller, about two men in two time periods, whose search for the same grand conspiracy leads them to question their own humanity.

Director: Vladan Nikolic
Stars: Peter Scanavino, Jason Robards III, Ana Asensio
Blood Feast (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Fuad Ramses and his family have moved from the United States to France, where they run an American diner. Since business is not going too well, Fuad also works night shifts in a museum of ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Walz
Stars: Robert Rusler, Caroline Williams, Sophie Monk
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Avi, Mike, Nina and Xu are ordinary city babies. But when they enter the day care they become imaginary pirates going out on the seven seas for adventures.

Director: Robert Rhodin
Stars: Johan Hallström, Oscar Merner
Recovery VI (2016)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

The night before their high school graduation, Jessie and her friends are guided by a 'Find My iPhone' app to recover her lost device from a house whose demented tenants are hell bent on making her a flesh and blood member of the family.

Director: Darrell Wheat
Stars: James Landry Hébert, Kirby Bliss Blanton, Samuel Larsen
Cheetah in August (TV Series 2015)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A riveting story about a former high school track athlete who's distorted views on love, negatively affects the people closest to him.

Stars: Andre Myers, Judeline Charles, Rashad Davis
XKWX (TV Mini-Series 2016)
Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Because No One's Listening.

Stars: Thomas Garner, Camille Banville, Caitlin Norton
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Tormented by his denial of Christ, Peter spent his life attempting to atone for his failures. Now as he faces certain death at the hand of Nero, will he falter again, his weakness betray ... See full summary »

Director: Leif Bristow
Stars: John Rhys-Davies, Stephen Baldwin, Bobbie Phillips
Nightbeasts (2010)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A father and son on a weekend hunting trip encounter supernatural horror in the woods.

Director: Wes Sullivan
Stars: Zach Galligan, Audra Wise, Billy Daydoge
Yasmine (TV Series 2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Yasmine the TV Series follow the romantic adventures of a group of Middle Eastern women in the United States. Their own quests for happiness, and the differing cultures of the Arab world and the West, are used to explore various ideas.

Stars: Yasmine Al-Bustami, Leila Almas, Rana Ashuri
Disorder (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When David Randall was sent away for a brutal double murder, his claims of innocence and description of a masked killer went ignored. Now, accompanied by the horrific memory of that night, ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Thomas Smith
Stars: Darren Kendrik, Lauren Seikaly, Thomas Ruderstaller
Infliction II (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In 2011, two brothers documented their murder spree in North Carolina. This is the actual assembled footage.

Director: Jack Thomas Smith
Stars: Jason Mac, Elliott Armstrong, Ana Shaw
Susie Q (2016)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Two down-and-out brothers spend their days fighting over the attention of a neighborhood bad girl while plotting how to rob her.

Director: Vilan Trub
Stars: Antonio Robles, Ausar English, Olga Elliot


Cast overview, first billed only:
Fabienne Hodge-Carter ...
Ann's Sister
Young Isabelle
Daryl Hornby ...
Chad Jewell ...
Foster Dad
Joseph Palmer ...
Jerome's Abuser
Child #1
Child #2


Ann, Leslie, Isabelle and Jerome were four out of the two million children who live in foster care all around the world. Before their life in foster care, they were forgotten, abused, unseen and unloved. Today, they decide to break the silence surrounding child abuse, and share their story to the world in a heartbreaking way. Written by Cleo Tellier

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


There are children. There are those who abuse them. And there are those who know, but never tell.


Documentary | Short






Filming Locations:

Box Office


CAD 8,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »

Did You Know?


The Silence was shot in 60 frames per second. See more »


Young Jerome: You're brainwashed to think that you deserve it.
See more »


Whisper Falls
Written by Cousin Silas
Performed by Cousin Silas
Courtesy of Free Floating Music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Powerful film with a strong message
15 February 2016 | by (London, Englad) – See all my reviews

A film that's titled "The Silence" has the courage and bravery to speak up and shed a light on a topic that otherwise people would choose to avoid. The Silence tackles the issues of not just those who abuse children, but rather those who see it, and choose not to say anything. Those whose silence causes more emotional pain and makes the children feel like it's their fault, or it's something that is believed to be okay. Silence can easily be represented as acceptance, especially from the eyes of a child. The film starts off with the most innocent sound known to men, a cry of a baby, which then transfers into a fast paced wave before it descends into silence. The film uses voice offer of four brave people who are willing to share their stories with the audience, and the directors uses Young actors to express the emotion visually. The use of minimalism in this film is done in such a way that it allows the audience to engage and not only see, but also feel the story that is being told to them. One of the more surprising aspects of this film, was that all the young actors were amazing. You could see the pain and the emotion through their eyes and body language. The Director Cleo Tellier did a fantastic joy of not trying to reenact each of the memories, but rather let the focus be on the innocence of the children, and the sad realization that those who do not speak up for them are just as guilty as those that abuse them. This was definitely a surprising gem at the festival! Absolutely amazing short film that grabs your heart and makes you brain think as well! Thank you for speaking up.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page