‘A Silent Truth’ is a short gay movie about reconciling who you are with who other people want you to be.
Ian Foster (Daniel Sovich) has reached a crisis point within himself because he can no longer deny who he is – ‘a gay boy’ with gay feelings. The problem is that his mother has strong anti-gay feelings, and in consequence heavily stresses to everyone how much of a ladies’ man he is.
The opening scene of ‘A Silent Truth‘ is his birthday party, a home filled full of people (mainly adults) who all seem to be enjoying themselves, but he isn’t. In parts, it is almost like he is walking around in a dream. The central piece of the movie is Ian telling his mum why he feels so different. Of course, the movie brings out all the old cliches, including his mum saying ‘it would have probably been better if he hadn’t been born’; and of course he hears this statement! The concluding scene has his mum flipping around and becoming his totally support and promising to learn everything about how to be there for him.
A Silent Truth deals with a boys feelings, something that too often is trapped over by parents who feel they know what is best for their son! Of course, the movie is American orientated, and different cultures will deal with the situation probably in a totally different way – indeed we are all too aware of how the Eastern Block countries want to currently handle situations like this, ‘conversion therapy’ at best… But what this movie does is highlight the problem, the situations that a boy can find himself in, and how they need support, guidance and love.
“Life is good, no, life is awesome…”
- Starring: Daniel Sovich, Dani Apple, Dylan Aaron White, Kimberly J. Mahoney, Joy Borland, Ryan Vincent, Brian Richeson, Cole Kornell, Mark Oet, Kathy Vogel, Tonee Purnell, Ralph DiLudovico, Jaclyn Inglis and Katrina Melanie Walker Directed By Peter Anthony Fields
- Screenplay By Peter Anthony Fields & Evonne Fields-Gould
- Produced By Peter Anthony Fields, Evonne Fields-Gould, Joy Borland, Quata Tucker