Decatur, IL August 13, 2019 – Blood Orange Pictures, a New York-based film and television production company, today announced the upcoming release of the narrative feature film SILO. Set to launch at this year’s Farm Progress Show in Decatur, IL on August 27th, the film is the first to address the very real threat of grain entrapment faced by the agricultural community every day.
SILO tells the story of Cody Rose, a teenager who falls victim to a grain entrapment incident in a small American farm town. As the grain flows like quicksand inside of the grain bin, SILO offers its viewers a window into the lives and relationships of the town locals as they come together in a race against the clock to save Cody’s life.
“SILO has been a project five years in the making that we hope will bridge coastal and middle American audiences through the power of storytelling,” said Sam Goldberg of Blood Orange Pictures. “We are excited to launch our film at the Farm Progress Show to an audience who understand better than anyone the life-threatening implications of grain entrapment.”
The SILO producers will be at the Farm Progress Show for media and panel discussions on August 27th, 28th and 29th with the film’s cast as well as special guest country music star Easton Corbin who will perform “The Only Life I Know,” a song he wrote exclusively for the film. The SILO Team is also partnering with the Grain Handling Safety Coalition, a thought leader on safety in the agricultural industry, to provide a discussion guide and educational resources in conjunction with the film. Alongside GHSC’s board of directors and a top group of agricultural educators, the goal is to raise awareness around farm safety and mental health on the farm.
“SILO perfectly fits with the safety awareness education that we try to do at our yearly show,” said Matt Jungmann of Farm Progress Show. “The film speaks directly to our core audience and does a great job at raising awareness of this very real and very dangerous threat posed to farmers. We could not be more excited to welcome the SILO team at this year’s show.”
Community is not only at the heart of the film, but is the core principle driving SILO’s unique distribution strategy. The challenge of reaching a wide audience with an independent film has never been greater, and the filmmakers behind SILO aim to empower rural audiences to join a movement that will bring the collective experience of independent cinema to small towns nationwide. The SILO Community Screening Campaign will work with local community organizers to host screenings all across America, and will run before, during and after the 2019 harvest season, followed by a digital release later this year.
SILO is produced by Samuel Goldberg and Ilan Ulmer and is directed by Marshall Burnette. The script was written by Jason Williamson, and stars Jim Parrack, Jeremy Holm, Jill Paice, Jack DiFalco, Chris Ellis and Danny Ramirez.
For more information, please visit www.Silothefilm.com