THE BAY OF SILENCE is a contemporary Hitchcock-style mystery thriller comparable to modern classics such as, Don’t Look Now, (Nic Roeg), The Vanishing (George Sluizer), Gone Girl (David Fincher) with themes that resonate with Manchester By The Sea (Kenneth Lonergan) and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Tender Is The Night.
The sudden disappearance of his wife and children sends Will on a frantic search across Europe to regain his family and piece his life back together. He locates them in a remote village in France, but relief turns to horror when Will discovers his baby son has mysteriously died. Grief struck, Will secretly buries him in a bid to protect his wife. But by burying the truth, Will now risks destruction. As the mystery behind his wife’s actions start to take a dark and menacing form, Will sets out to discover the truth about his wife’s disappearance and his son’s tragic death—no matter the cost.
The Bay of Silence is based on Lisa St Aubin De Teran’s haunting novel of the same name. The British born, globe-trotting author, has published 22 acclaimed books. Prestigious awards include the Somerset Maugham and John Llwelleyn Rhys prize. Lisa’s other novels include Slow Train to Milan, Keepers of the House, The Hacienda, A Valley In Italy, Joanna and Great Railway Journeys.
The six week, three country shoot commenced July 2018 in the World Heritage site of the Bay of Silence, itself, located in the famous Cinque Terre region of Liguria, Italy. Production moved to the coastal region of the Scottish borders, doubling for the remote French village where Will finds his missing family. The isolated locations contrast with the busy urban environment of London and sun-drenched beauty of The Bay of Silence, to create a visual palette for this complex, often disturbing, story.