Be careful where you stay...
...Hidden Empire Film Group has announced today that they have tapped actor/director Aisha Tyler (AXIS, “Criminal Minds,” "Archer") to direct the upcoming thriller Silent John, which is being described as a psychological thriller that "explores the unholy fanaticism of a man lost in the chasm between faith, the church and madness."
In Silent John, written by Emmett Hughes:
"A young couple comes to stay at a rustic B&B in Ireland in the weeks before their first child is born. At first charmed by their Irish host, they soon discover he and his mute groundskeeper share a viciously harrowing secret. Soon they cannot discern friend from foe, and their dream getaway becomes a nightmare they cannot escape."
Said Tyler, “I am thrilled to be working with the killer team at HEFG; their enthusiasm and passion for this project is energizing and it’s gratifying they share my vision for this story...SILENT JOHN is a terrifying portrait of institutional abuse and its lifelong effects on the psyche; I look forward to Roxanne’s creative producing intensity, along with my brilliant producing partners Emmett Hughes, John Doherty and David Jacobson, helping to bring this riveting film to life."
SILENT JOHN was developed by Aisha Tyler, John Doherty and David Jacobson. HEFG’s Roxanne Avent Taylor will produce the film alongside Artistry Collective’s John Doherty, Hot Machine Films’ Aisha Tyler & Emmett Hughes, and David Jacobson. HEFG’s Deon Taylor will serve as executive producer.
Production is set to begin in Summer 2021 and will take place in County Galway, Ireland. Casting will begin soon.
By Matt Konopka