TJ O’Grady-Peyton’s Silence to world premiere at 2021 Tribeca Film Festival

Irish director TJ O’Grady-Peyton’s latest short film, Silence, will have its world premiere at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival in New York in June.

A young man (Kai Joseph Keenan-Felix) wanders around the city, where people wearing masks come and go. One day, he finds a girl (Lauryn Bryan) dancing ballet in an abandoned building.

Silence was made in London during Britaian’s first Covid-19-enforced lockdown early last year, as part of a short film series funded by an executive in Japan.

O’Grady-Peyton is no stranger to Tribeca, with his last short Wave, co-directed with Oscar winner Benjamin Cleary, premiering there in 2017 before winning the IFTA for Best Short, as well as a host of national and international awards.

O’Grady-Peyton is a graduate of the London Film School, and the winner of honors including ​Cannes Young Director Award, a Clio Award, and a Discovery Award. He is also a member of the Directors Guild of America.

Silence will premiere at Tribeca on June 14th at Pier 76 in Hudson River Park, before being made available to watch online as part of the festival for US visitors on June 15th.