Produced by Tim Smith of Nottingham's Fourmost Films, Silence is the latest short film from writer/director Amir Bazrafshan. Amir has had a previous short - Shot - shown at Bang! Short Film Festival and has made music videos, as well as edited and produced trailers and TV spots. ‘I simply intend to keep scribbling, shooting and learning as I go,’ he tells us.
Silence is about a dying father and his estranged son. ‘There was no budget involved and the film was basically made thanks to the generosity of everyone involved,’ says Amir. "My production designer, Katie MacGregor, turned my living room into the old man's apartment using many metres squared of plaster board, used floor boards and old furniture." The film stars Tom Charnock, who was the lead in a Notts based feature film called Dig Your Own Grave this year and also the 2006 Ken Loach film, The Wind That Shakes the Barley.
If the trailer and premise intrigue, you might be able to check out the full film at Broadway's Paul Smith screen on the Sunday 23 September at 12.30pm. Amir says; "It started as a cast/crew screening that has snowballed a bit. People are welcome to come along, it’s free, but we might be full on the day"' If it is, then fear not, it has been entered into plenty of festivals in the coming months so it's going to be getting a good airing.