Silent Day

When Meredith and Jaya, two American raised, half Indonesian sisters return to Bali to experience Nyepi - 'Silent Day' - they think the biggest shock they're going to experience is when Meredith's ex boyfriend turns up just as they are trapped in their guesthouse for 36 hours...

  • Mike McDougall
    Director
    Runner, The Bottom Turn
  • Mike McDougall
    Writer
    Runner, The Bottom Turn
  • Mia Foo
    Key Cast
    "Meredith"
  • Oliver Bennett
    Key Cast
    "Bastian"
  • John Muschamp
    Director of Photography
    The Flood
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 13, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Alexa Mini 4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Hollywood Blood Horror Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    February 2, 2020
    Winner, Best Thriller Short
  • Florence Film Festival
    Florence
    Italy
    February 5, 2020
    Finalist
  • UK Offline Web Fest
    London
    United Kingdom
    October 1, 2019
    Finalist
  • Berlin Flash Film Festival
    Berlin
    Germany
    February 14, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Under the Stars Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    November 10, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Melkbos Film Festival
    Cape Town
    South Africa
    February 14, 2020
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Mike McDougall

Mike is a helicopter pilot, making short films with aspirations to direct the feature film scripts he has written.

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Director Statement

Shot during the Directors' Course at the National Film & TV School, this film is part of a planned supernatural murder suspense movie based on the Balinese legends of Rangda, Queen of Witches and Barong, the King of the Spirits.