The Silent Child

Parenting special children

20 mins
/ 2017 /

Inspired by real life events. A profoundly deaf four year old girl born in to a middle class family lives in a world of silence until a caring social worker teaches her the gift of communication.

Director :
Chris Overton
Awards :

The 90th Academy Awards® (OSCARS)
WINNER : Live Action Short Film

Rhode Island International Film Festival
Grand Jury Prize Winner / Best Actress (Maisie Sly)

Aesthetica Short Film Festival
People’s Choice Award / York Youth Award

Encounters International Film Festival
Showcase Audience Award

SCAD Savannah Film Festival
Best Narrative Short Film

New Renaissance International Film Festival
Humanity Award / Best Cinematography (Ali Farahani)

Bolton International Film Festival
Best Film For Change

Hollywood International Moving Picture Film Festival
Best Short Drama / Best Actress (Maisie Sly)

Southampton International Film Festival
Best Screenplay

Overcome Film Festival
Best Short Film / Best Actress (Rachel Shenton)