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Speak No Evil

Our hero 'Speak' awakens in a dark garage to find himself tied to a chair next to two other bodies with his mouth sewn shut in a sort of grotesque manner. All of this because of one mans twisted artistic fantasy to finally be given the chance to create their masterpiece. But when 'Speak' escapes from his chair and begins to search the house, his problems don't stop there. Now that hes escaped, its only a matter of time until his kidnapper returns home and notices he is gone, or worse.

Your Everyday Entertainment presents a film shot entirely in one single long take.

Nominated for best Cinematography and best Art Design at the Action on Film Festival

  • Matthew Serrano
  • Connor Vera
  • Dave Vera
  • Mya Kratzat
  • Matthew Serrano
  • Jeremiah Brown
    Key Cast
  • Dave Vera
    Key Cast
  • Lydia Lee
    Key Cast
  • Carson Preusse
    Key Cast
  • Julia Pacific
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Horror, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 18, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    600 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Dances With Films
    Los Angeles, California
    United States
    June 2, 2017
    WORLD Premiere
  • Action on Film
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    United States
    August 16, 2017
    Nevada Premiere
    Nominated for Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction
  • Flint Fright Film Fest
    Flint, Michigan
    United States
    October 14, 2017
    Michigan Premiere
Director Biography - Matthew Serrano

Matthew Serrano is an 18 year old independent filmmaker working in southern California. He decided when he was a sophomore in high school that the film class at his high school was not enough of a challenge for him. When he was 15 years old he enrolled in film classes at his local community college. Since then he has had his work shown at several film festivals including Newport Beach Film Festival. For the past year, Matthew has been an intern at disneyexaminer.com where his latest work with them was featured on the front page of Entertainment Weekly's EW.com

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Director Statement

In July of 2016, just a few days after my 18th birthday, I watched the single take crime drama "Victoria" by Sebastian Schipper. I was inspired by the movie to make my own single take film and began to envision a scenario in which the hero due to some unfortunate circumstance has to escape from a simple suburban house. Four months later and there is a finished copy of "Speak No Evil" sitting on my hard drive. After an abundance of positive feedback from my family, friends, and peers, I feel extremely thankful to now have the opportunity to share this raw and intense film with others. Id like to thank god and my family for all of their blessings, and id like to thank my cast and crew for all of their hard work. It makes me proud that I not only get to showcase my film, but also the amazing talent of everyone who worked on this picture as well.

I am also looking forward to actually being able to attend a film festival, especially one where one of my pictures is playing at. Just this year alone, I have had to miss three different festivals where four films that I had made/worked on where playing at. All of them I had to miss ironically because I was filming other projects. The next project that I am working tells the true story of my friends German great grandmother and her story of growing up and falling love with an American soldier during world war 2. Her story inspires me and is a story that I believe everyone should hear. As I sit here typing up my statement for "Speak No Evil" and thinking about what comes next, it's good to know that even with one film completed, there are still more challenges for myself as a filmmaker to come.