Freo becomes The Silent City

Actors Laura Collier and Andreas Piechulik in The Silent City.
Actors Laura Collier and Andreas Piechulik in The Silent City.

The Silent City was produced by Perth student Nate Strider-Knight and follows detective Martin Cole as he becomes disillusioned with the police and makes it his personal mission to eradicate all criminals.

The feature film, described as moving, dramatic and intriguing, was shot in several locations in Fremantle as well as Perth, Midland and Belmont.

Strider-Knight said the film was not without its challenges, mainly due to funding, but everything managed to come together in time.

‘We missed the funding deadlines when this project came to my attention but instead of waiting, I decided to make it happen,’ he said.

‘Two weeks into pre-production I discovered one of our main actors was going overseas in three weeks so I had to scramble and get all his scenes locked in, including filming the finale and securing many locations in a short period of time.

‘I didn’t have a production or location manager so it was hectic, but it worked out in the end.’

To ensure the actors get paid, Strider-Knight is holding a fundraiser at Event Cinemas Innaloo, Thursday, November 7 at 5pm, featuring the film’s trailer ” the only time it will be made public ” followed by a digitally remastered version of the 1974 noir classic Chinatown with Jack Nicholson. Go to www.thesilentcitymovie.com/events.html