Private Project


After an accident leaves her without her hearing, a young woman is challenged to accept her disability with the help of her ASL instructor and the support of the hearing impaired community.

  • Jack Swiker
  • Adam Bradshaw
  • Ed Bauman
  • Jake Chusid
  • Elaina Adrianna
    Key Cast
  • Drew Rausch
    Key Cast
  • Devon Stewart
    Key Cast
  • Manny Valdivia
  • Leon Langford
  • Tommy Oceanak
    Director of Photography
  • Chris Willett
  • District 78
    Original Music By
  • Misty Lee
    ASL Instructor
  • Allison Agler
    Costume Designer
  • Kayla Duffney
    Production Designer
  • Kadyn Michaels
    Sound Designer
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  • Genres:
    Silent Film, Drama, Disability
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 5, 2018
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • 48 Hour Film Project - Los Angeles 2018
    Los Angeles
    United States
    August 17, 2018
    World Premiere
    Best Film, Best Directing, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Editing, Audience Award
  • 48 Hour Film Project Filmapalooza
    Orlando, FL
    United States
    March 8, 2019
    Top 8 Film in Worldwide Competition
  • Cannes Film Festival
    May 21, 2019
    Europe Premiere
    Special Screening
  • LA Shorts International Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    July 20, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Garden State Film Festival
    Asbury Park, NJ
    United States
    March 30, 2019
    New Jersey Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Borrego Springs Film Festival
    Borrego Springs, CA
    United States
    January 20, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Rowan RTF Media Festival
    Glassboro, NJ
    United States
    November 2, 2018
    Best Alumni Film
  • Vancouver Short Film Festival
    Vancouver, B.C.
    January 26, 2019
    Canada Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Short. Sweet. Film Festival
    Cleveland, OH
    United States
    March 2, 2019
    Ohio Premiere
    Best Drama- Honorable Mention
  • Covellite International Film Festival
    Butte, Montana
    United States
    June 20, 2019
    Montana Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Austin Revolution Film Festival
    Austin, Texas
    United States
    September 7, 2019
    Texas Premiere
    Best U.S. Drama Short (nomination), Best Actress (Elaina Adrianna nomination)
  • Oaxaca FilmFest
    October 8, 2019
    Mexico Premiere
    New Industry Selection
Director Biography - Jack Swiker

Jack Swiker is a filmmaker living in Los Angeles. He has directed multiple award-winning short films including "Boy Soldier" (Best Film in the 2016 48 Hour Film Project Los Angeles), "Student Driver" and "Sessions". "Silence" marks his third consecutive nomination, and first win, for Best Directing in the 48 Hour Film Project Los Angeles. He also recently won a Daytime Emmy Award for his work on "Entertainment Tonight". When he's not working, he's busy training to run his first ultra marathon.

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