“One of the British Movies that is not to be missed!” – Female First
“A gritty post-apocalyptic thriller with a human story at its core” – Quiet Earth
Vision Films today releases British Sci-Fi Thriller “The Quiet Hour” starring Dakota Blue Richards (“The Golden Compass,” “Skins”), Karl Davies (“Game of Thrones,” “Happy Valley”), Brigitte Millar (“James Bond Spectre,” “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” and British TV star Jack McMullen, now available on VOD and DVD across North America.
Written and directed by Stéphanie Joalland and produced by Sean McConville, “The Quiet Hour” is set within the aftermath of an alien invasion, following Sarah (Dakota Blue Richards), a young girl trying to survive with her blind brother Tom (Jack McMuellen) and Jude (Karl Davies), a man who enters their lives in seek of sanctuary.
In “The Quiet Hour”, humans are few and far between since Earth was invaded by unseen extraterrestrial machines that harvest the planet's natural resources and relentlessly kill its inhabitants. In a remote part of the countryside, where starved humans have become as dangerous as the alien machines hovering in the sky, a feisty 19 year old girl, Sarah Connolly, sets out on a desperate attempt to fight back a group of bandits and defend her parents' farm, their remaining livestock, and the solar panels that keep them safe from extraterrestrials. If she doesn't succeed, she will lose her only source of food and shelter; but if she resists, she and her helpless blind sibling will be killed. And if the mysterious intruder dressed like a soldier who claims he can help them turns out to be a liar, then the enemy may already be in the house.
“The Quiet Hour” was shot on location in Tipperary, Ireland. It has been shown to audience and critic acclaim at film festivals across the world and was previously released on Sky Cinema in the UK. “The Quiet Hour” is now available to Sci-Fi fans in North America on all major VOD platforms and DVD.
“The Quiet Hour” was executive produced by Ralph S. Bovard and JT O’Neal and Thomas L. Carmody. The editor is Michael Freedman, the composer is Carlos Jose Alvarez and the cinematographer is David Knight. It was produced by Stéphanie
Joalland and Sean McConville’s production company Frenzy Films, whose next feature film currently in pre-production is British Sci-Horror “Black Sky”, which will be directed by McConville and produced by Joalland.
Sean McConville says: “We are very pleased to share The Quiet Hour with a North American audience and grateful to Lise Romanoff and her team at Vision Films for their passion and hard work regarding the film. I sincerely hope that the film resonates with an American audience attracted to intelligent, character-driven sci-fi.”
Stéphanie Joalland says: “I’m very excited that The Quiet Hour will be released in North America and I hope Sci-Fi lovers will enjoy the film as much as I enjoyed writing and directing it!”