Silent Hall of Fame has created a Silent Gems Collection of rare and for the first time available films with our stars, as well as other silent masterpieces. These are high quality films that are hard to find anywhere else. Please use the link below to see the Silent Gems Collection of rare films on DVD.
This Silent Hall of Fame documentary "Breaking the Silence" was created to present to the public our stars and our mission, and to ask the viewers for their support.
This is now a multiple award-winning documentary! In March 2015 it won the distinction "Award of Merit" at the San Francisco Film Awards. In May it won the Silver Award at the 2015 International Independent Film Awards. In September 2015 it won the Accolade Global Film Competition Award of Recognition. Of equal merit is the inclusion of the documentary in the Official Selection of the San Jose International Short Film Festival in October 2015. In December the documentary won the extremely prestigious Diamond Award at the 2015 California Film Awards. The amazing run of recognition for our documentary continued in 2016. In February it was included in the Official Selection of the Buffalo Niagara International Film Festival.
A DVD with HD quality of the documentary is available for purchase - those interested please follow the link above.
Production of Silent Hall of Fame Executive Producer Alex Staykov Producers A. Reid, Pat Awest Directed and edited by Kinga Kowalczyk Featuring Alex Staykov, Nina Roberts, Scott Roberts, John Klein, Gary Kent, George Keil, Hugh M. Neely, Dydia DeLyser Starring all the stars of Silent Hall of Fame Cinematography Kacper Skowron Music Eddie Baytos Release date March 20, 2015 Running time 25 minutes Country USA Language English
PLEASE NOTE: If you like the film you can post a rating and a review on IMDB here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6326174/?ref_=ttexst_exst_tt
Below you can read a few reactions to the film at the Silent Hall of Fame website:
Bravo! - John Klein, relative of our star Marceline Day (email message)
I am delighted by the entire theme, production, music and film clips. Your documentary brings a new awareness to the public of other silent film stars who deserve recognition while also mentioning the fact of lost films and the need to restore the films that are in storage. - Nina Roberts, grand-daughter of our star Joe Roberts (email message)
Hi Alex, thank you so much for sending me the link. I just watched it - very professionally made, and there is some amazing footage from silent movies with breathtaking stunts. - Shirley Freitas, great-granddaughter of our star Helen Holmes (email message)
Well done promotion for forgotten silent stars and the need to preserve their memories…I will post on my FB page. - Ned Thanhouser, Director and Producer, grandson of Edwin Thanhouser, the founder of the Thanhouser Company (email message)
Mary-Ann and I just watched it and I have to say we are both very impressed. Very well done, it was very professional, you sounded well spoken and to the point. We really liked that you had the young people watching the films and then commenting on them, also the narrator driving with the lady in the end in the old car was a nice touch. Overall, we both thought it was very well done and inspiring!!! - Vassil Staykov (email message)
Wow, totally impressive Alex! Thanks for sharing that film with me, it is awesome! - Jimbo Berkey (email message)
Hi Alex, thanks for the link. I watched it this morning. Fantastic Job! - A. Michael Aus (email message)
I saw your documentary on silent era pioneers and loved it! Keep up your great work of recognizing the wonderful stars of the silent era! - silentmoviequeen (at YouTube)
Saw it, loved it - thanks so much! - alvisrocks (at NitrateVille)
Your documentary does a fine job emphasizing the importance of not only preserving silent films, but keeping them in circulation so that younger viewers can witness an important part of history unfold. Excellent work. - Zach Snow (email message)
I absolutely adored the documentary! Seeing so many of my favorite stars being shown was just incredible. And the end with Marceline Day's name imposed onto the star? Goosebumps! - Jessica Wahl (email message)
Watched it as soon as I got your email—what a lovely film! I will put a link to it on our library guide for videos. Thank you! - Leigh Rockey (email message)
Silent Hall of Fame is the only place where we actively work to bring back from oblivion the names and legacy of formerly illustrious silent movie stars, which have made a major contribution to the industry and the world but do not have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
We also fight for your right, the right of the public, to see silent masterpieces that have been kept in hidden vaults for far too long. Our website streams for free one such masterpiece that has not been seen in 85 years and is not available anywhere else.
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November 10, 2018 Subject:
I thought I knew quite a bit about silent films and the people who made them. I not only learned continuously as I watched, your documentary is exquisite to watch. Both the historic footage and the wonderful locations chosen were so compelling and fun to watch it really held my attention. The preservation being done is great boon to film fans, though most of them don't know it--yet! Showing silent films aren't just the blurry and dark things audiences had to watch before the talkies came and started the Real film history. Nuh uh. And now I want to go adopt a silent film star on your website, probably one of the stuntwomen, so your message came through delightfully.