Octane Entertainment has taken on worldwide sales to the elevated thriller Silencio starring Rupert Graves and Melina Matthews and produced by Mexico’s Barraca Producciones.
Octane president Jack Campbell has introduced the project to Toronto buyers. Lorena Villarreal directs and Denisse Chapa serves as producer.
Silencio centres on a woman who, desperate to save her son’s life, embarks on a dangerous search for a mystical stone that her grandfather discovered in Mexico’s Zone of Silence. John Noble also stars.
The Zone of Silence is the name given to a desert region in Mexico overlapping the Mapimí Biosphere Reserve that according to urban myth blocks any type of radio signal or communication.
“Silencio is a one-of-a-kind film featuring great storytelling, cinematic excellence, and a diverse cast,” said Campbell. “The beauty and drama of the film, coupled with the formidable experience of Barraca’s executive team make us very proud to be representing Silencio.”
“As filmmakers, we are very proud of what we accomplished in Silencio,” said producer Denisse Chapa. “We look forward to sharing this powerful film with the global audience through our partnership with Octane.”
Octane’s sales slate includes He’s Out There, starring Yvonne Strahovski, Beautiful Darkness with Matthew Broderick and Aiden Turner, and St. Agatha, directed by Saw veteran Darren Lynn Bousman.