Marceline Day in The Road to Romance 1927 director john robertson 18Oct1927 2

   Marceline Day and Ramon Novarro in "The Road to Romance" (1927).


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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.


San Francisco Film AwardsInternational Independent Film Awards

 Accolade Global Film Competition Award


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


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Below you can read a few reactions to the film:


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)

My wife 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!!! - a friend (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)

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)

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)


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