The Quiet

New York City, New York | Film Short

Drama, Horror

Mateo Márquez

2 Campaigns | New York, United States

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A young man returns home in search of his brother in the midst of a deadly outbreak.

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Mission Statement

The film has actors of color in the main speaking roles. The crew was also extremely diverse with women and people of color in key positions for making this production happen.

The Story


Director's Statement


An estranged relationship in a dystopian world forms the basis for my story, The Quiet. I have always marveled at the way families give love and how love can be preserve despite all odds. This story demonstrates the power of one family’s love in the face of ultimate despair.


The Quiet also manifests the inability of truth and its tragic consequences. My personal experiences have shown me that inability can lead to irreversible damage. Deception burns relationships in time and this tale cautions against secrets kept. I share this uncomfortable story with you, not only to marvel at the power of unconditional love, but also to recognize the pain of our personal truths when left in silence.






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About This Team


Mateo Márquez is a director and writer from New York City. His body of work includes narrative and music video content that have garnered attention in the U.S and abroad. He holds a BA from the City University of New York's Hunter College, where he was selected for a BAFTA Scholarship in 2015.  Mateo infuses into his projects stories that challenge existing perceptions of the disenfranchised. His most notable works to date are The Blood in Our Veins (2015) and most recently The Invaders (2017), which has played at 28 festivals worldwide including BFI London Film Festival, Fantasia, Celluloid Screams, Indie Memphis, and Brooklyn Horror. 



Miguel J. Soliman is a director, writer and producer from Jersey City. His narrative fiction films have been recognized nationally and internationally, and have been featured in over 40 film festivals worldwide. His latest short film, Desde el principio, will be available on HBO platforms beginning March 2019. When not filming, Miguel enjoys screenwriting from home. He holds a Bachelor of the Arts in Film Directing from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a Master of Professional Studies in Directing from the School of Visual Arts.



Matt Altman -Born and raised in New York city, Matt's love of reading, martial arts, comics, and movies started at a very young age. By the time he went to Stuyvesant High school, he'd already gotten his first black belt, and knew he wanted to be a writer. He went to Suny Albany where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the Honor's English program. He worked in theater on Broadway doing lights like his father and worked on such shows as Les Miserables at the Imperial, Nine with Antonio Benderas at the Neil Simon, and South Pacific at the Vivian Beaumont theater, while writing in his spare time and honing his craft. A third Dan Black belt in Tae Kwan Do and 5th Dan Black Belt in Chinese Hawaiian Kenpo, Matt placed in the top 30 semifinals of the Nicholl fellowship in 2008, and was a top 4 finalist in the horror Slamdance competition in 2010, a finalist in American Zoetrope, Script Pipeline, Creative world Awards and Page International Awards. In January 2011, through the encouragement of his manager, Matt moved to LA and has been a full time writer out here ever since.



Mike Gialloreto is an NYC based cinematographer originally from Birdsboro, Pennsylvania. While narrative filmmaking is his passion, Mike also shoots a variety of

commercial projects, including work for clients such as Marc Jacobs and Vogue. 



Sydney Gayle Amanuel is an artist from New York. Her projects range from film to photography and whatever else she gets her hands on. She is currently hosting and writing for The Leaderboard, Frederator Networks.




GAFFER - Ethan Greenfield 

KEY GRIP - Greg De Seve

G&E SWING - Grayson Gunner

LOCATION SOUND - Lucas Miller 

WARDROBE - Cristina Andrade

SCRIPT SUPERVISOR - Caroline Berthonneau 


PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS - Abraham Rozenbaum, Denisse Juliana Jimenez, India McKinney


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