Everything Fades Under the Sun …
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?
Watch the Trailer: https://vimeo.com/738755994/40b6c06a30
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.
Additional Festivals: 2022 Solaris Film Festival (Nice, France), 2022 Chicago Asian American Showcase, 2022 DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon, 2022 Seattle Asian American Film Festival, 2022 Omaha Film Festival, 2022 Valley Film Festival (Los Angeles), 2022 CAAMFest (San Francisco), 2022 Asian American International Film Festival (NYC), 2022 Syracuse International Film Festival, 2022 Fargo Fantastic Film Festival, 2021 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival and 2021 San Diego Asian Film Festival.
Mystery/Suspense/Sci-fi. Not Rated. Running Time: 121 Minutes.
About Gravitas Ventures:
Gravitas Ventures is a leading all rights distributor of independent feature films and documentaries. Founded in 2006, Gravitas connects independent filmmakers and producers with distribution opportunities across the globe. Working with talented directors and producers, Gravitas Ventures has distributed thousands of films into over 100 million homes in North America—over 1 billion homes worldwide. Recent releases include Queen Bees directed by Michael Lembeck; Our Friend, directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite and starring Casey Affleck, Dakota Johnson and Jason Segel; Vanguard, directed by Stanley Tong and starring Jackie Chan; and The Secret: Dare to Dream, directed by Andy Tennant and starring Katie Holmes. For more information, please visit www.gravitasventures.com and follow @GravitasVOD on Twitter and @gravitasventures on Instagram.
About Anthem Sports & Entertainment, Inc:
Anthem Sports & Entertainment Inc. is a global, multi-platform media company with offices and studios in Los Angeles, Denver, Nashville, New York, Kansas City, Cleveland and Toronto. Anthem’s portfolio includes AXS TV, a leading music, entertainment and lifestyle television channel and digital media company; global film distribution company Gravitas Ventures; Fight Network, the world’s premier combat sports channel; IMPACT Wrestling, one of the world’s leading wrestling organizations specializing in original programming and live events; Invicta Fighting Championships, the world’s premier, all-women mixed martial arts promotion; Game+, the leader in Esports and gaming content; GameTV, the home of game shows and competition-based reality series; and HDNet Movies, which features theatrically released films and documentaries. Anthem also has a significant ownership interest in Pursuit Channel, one of the top outdoor channels in the U.S.
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