Silent Connection is the story of Marc, a special needs man who works with horses to help ease his fears of the world. Working with equine coach Marie Delmarle, he not only develops his manual dexterity but grows in confidence to interact with his environment.

  • Michael Travers
  • Michael Travers
  • Michael Travers
  • Marc Adams
    Key Cast
  • Marie Delmarle
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
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  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 27, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    100 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Silver Springs International Film Festival
    United States
    North American Premiere
  • Equus Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    November 17, 2017
  • Mile Hi Mocs and Docs
    United States
    December 3, 2017
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Michael Travers

Michael Travers

I have been interested in film and science since childhood. As an undergraduate, I majored in chemistry, while at the same time shooting films whenever I got the chance. I earned a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado, Boulder then did post-doctoral research at the Center for Astrophysics at Harvard. After teaching for over a dozen years, I switched gears and began focusing on my other passion, filmmaking.

Technical aspects of filmmaking are quite similar to astrophysics. Both rely on light! The creative process is an exploration much like the search for scientific knowledge.

I have always been a storyteller. As a child, I remember recounting to friends a film I had seen or event witnessed. All in tremendous detail. It is this attention to detail that served me well in the scientific world, and drives me forward in the film industry. Often, it is the little things that make the biggest impact!

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