silencio

A male teenager, raised by a devout Catholic mother questions his manhood. Between being bullied and victimized by his peers, he struggles to make sense of the world around him. He crosses paths with a street gang and fails to resist them. Caught in the gang bangers grip, he is forced to commit an unimaginable crime, which leads to heartbreaking circumstances.

  • Tamir Yardenne
    Writer
    Miss Stevens, Dexter, The Terminal, NYPD Blue, Hawthorne, All My Children. The Young and the Restless, New York Undercover
  • Tamir Yardenne
    Producer
    Miss Stevens, Dexter, The Terminal, NYPD Blue, Hawthorne, All My Children. The Young and the Restless, New York Undercover
  • Project Type:
    Television Script
  • Number of Pages:
    33
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • First-time Screenwriter:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Pan African Film Festival
    LA.CA
    February 10, 2013
    Best Short in Series Category
Writer Biography - Tamir Yardenne

From the Bronx, Tamir attended New York University - Tisch School of the arts. While attending NYU, Yardenne was asked to join the Negro Ensemble Company where he performed several Off-Off-Broadway productions. He traveled to London to do Satre's No Exit. Tamir is now working in Los Angeles and can be seen starring with Jada Pinkett Smith on Hawthorne as Vernon. His past television guest spots include Dexter, NYPD Blue, The Young and the Restless, The Pretender, Ghost Stories, That's Life, Guiding Light, New York Undercover and All My Children.

Look out for Tamir as George in Miss Stevens, starring Lily Rabe in theatres this fall.

In 2007 Yardenne founded Tamirfilms Ltd. Tamrfilms' first project, "Silencio" premiered at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles to great success.

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Writer Statement

“Until we gain a structural view of the killing of Black citizens at the hands of the police, then the media will only be pandering to emotions, dividing us more.”