While our main focus here at BP Video+ is to help businesses grow by creating cost-effective video content, we have a passion for making movies. In 2015, we began the arduous journey of producing our debut feature film, Redemption Way. It was a year and a half long process that was very challenging yet extremely rewarding. We acquired world-wide distribution through Vision Video and WON the bronze award for best drama under $250,000. We have plans to continue making feature films that challenge and inspire our audience.
SILENT AS THE GRAVE (2020)
Silent as the Grave is a mystery inspired by actual events.
An obsessive documentary filmmaker battles powerful unknown forces as he investigates his uncle's mysterious death, a tragedy that has plagued his family for decades.
The genesis of this project began shortly after I completed my debut feature film, Redemption Way, which I wrote, produced and co-directed. My aunt told me she had my next movie idea. She told me about her brother, my uncle, who died in a tragic freight elevator accident when he was 17, while at work. I heard this story many times growing up but what I didn’t know was the many uncertainties surrounding his death. One in particular, was the fact that someone has been putting flowers on his gravesite for years and our family has no idea who it is. I immediately became fascinated with this real life mystery. I began the project as a documentary, but decided to make a film about a guy making a documentary about this mystery.
This story has a lot of meaning for me not only because of the significant family connection but also because of the themes it explores – the importance of family and the power of forgiveness. This film is meant to entertain and inspire; demonstrating that it is never too late to discover the truth and seek forgiveness.
Having received worldwide distribution for my debut feature, Redemption Way, and after winning the bronze award for best drama under $250,000 at the ICVM Film Festival, I believe I have the experience and resources necessary to produce another successful film project. In a sense, I have lived this story and know how to bring to life the characters and excitement of the mystery.
My vision for the film is to draw inspiration from such film noir classics such as “The Maltese Falcon”, “Chinatown” and “The Third Man” while combining it with contemporary film language. We will be working within a neo-noir aesthetic.