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The Silence of I Am

Following a break-up, a couple go their separate ways: one, played by an Irish singer Adrian Crowley, stoically contemplates the depths of his loss, while the other, played by British actress Vera Graziadei, desperately roams the lunar landscapes of the Burren (West Ireland) in search of healing and consolation. Both find it through transcendence in nature and art. The four featuring poems are from Vera's debut poetry book The Holy Longing.

  • Vera Graziadei
    A Map of the World
  • Vera Graziadei
    A Map of the World
  • Vera Graziadei
    The Book of Vision, Nameless Nobody
  • Adrian Crowley
    Key Cast
    Science of Ghosts
  • Vera Graziadei
    Key Cast
    Peep Show, The Book of Vision, Poirot
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    11 minutes 52 seconds
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    May 16, 2019
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    United Kingdom
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  • Goa Short Film Festival

    November 13, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Best Short Fest 2019

  • Great Lakes Film Festival 2020
    Erie, Pennsylvania
    United States
    October 9, 2020
    US Premiere
    Nominated for Best Spiritual Film 2020
  • Red Rock Film Festival 2020
    St.George, Utah
    United States
    November 10, 2020
    West States Premiere
    Official Selection for Red Grid Competition
  • 10th Pune Short Film Festival 2020
    Pune, Maharashtra
    December 5, 2020
Director Biography - Vera Graziadei

Vera Graziadei is a poet, actor and filmmaker. After a degree and Masters in Philosophy at London School of Economics, Vera completed BA Acting from London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA). She was signed up by Curtis Brown upon graduation and since then worked as an actor in feature films (Alfonso Cuaron's Children of Men, Michael Winterbottom's The Look of Love, Steve Clark-Hall's produced Vampire Killers), high-budget TV dramas, Fringe theatre and BBC radio plays. She is mostly recognised for playing a regular role in British cult sitcom Peep Show. Currently she's represented by an up-and-coming talent agency Hatch.
Vera is the founder of a film production company Luminous Arts and recently co-produced and acted in a feature film The Book of Vision, starring Charles Dance, Lotte Verbeek and Sverrir Gudnason and executively produced by Terrence Malick. The Book of Vision opened Venice Film Festival's Critics' Week and Warsaw International Film Festival and is now making its way around the festival circuit, represented by a sales company Celluloid Dreams.
Vera also wrote and directed an award-winning short A Map of the World, acted in and produced a TV film based on Dostoevsky's novel Nameless Nobody, directed and acted in a poetry film The Silence of I Am and acted in and produced a poetry film White Light, which won Best Experimental Short at the New York Independent Film Festival 2020. Recently she directed and acted in a black comedy In The Woods With A Dead Dog, based on the story by Michel Faber.

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Director Statement

The Silence of I am is my first attempt to marry my three passions: film, poetry and Nature. Starting with four poems from my debut poetry book The Holy Longing, I proceeded weaving them into a loose dramatic narrative and chose the otherworldly Burren National Park of West Ireland as a location to create a film, which strives to inspire, move and uplift the audience.