With our 2nd International Strasburg Film Festival only about a month away, we are announcing the 80 plus films that will be shown in scenic Strasburg, Virginia. 

Our film festival benefits the Shenandoah County Public School District’s Theatre Programs. Today we’re highlighting a returning favorite, animator Radheya Jegatheva, who will be premiering his next animated feature, “The Quiet.”

The 10 minute short will be played during our Saturday 3:40 PM screening at Box Office Brewery. There is another film that will be playing with this, which we will announce at a later date. 

Now let’s look at a personal essay that Radheya Jegatheva submitted to us about making his film.



‘The Quiet’ is loosely based on a 2016 short story by the director titled ‘Silence’ which was the overall winner of the Mundaring National Youth Section for the KSP Speculative Fiction Awards and a High Commendation for the 2016 Rees Prize for Young Writers under the auspices of The Fellowship of Australian Writers WA.

Animation Software Used: Adobe After Effects, VC Orb, Adobe Animate

I want to thank the amazing people who assisted with translating the film into other languages for the captioning:

  • Karima Hoisan (Spanish)
  • Martina Zeiner (German)
  • Bruna Aquilar & Virginia Tobar (Portugese – Brazilian)
  • Penelope Parx (Italian)
  • Iono Allen (French)

Childrens voices heard at the 8 minute mark are of my brother Rahul and I aged 8 & 10 taken from old home videos my mum and dad had recorded.

I also want to thank my character models for some of the animations, In Pyo Jang (Uncle) & Mirae Jang (Mum).

I am very grateful to Diamond sponsor Dr Martin Kumar for his assistance in getting this film seen more widely.

You can order tickets here, or you can purchase a Saturday Festivial Day Pass ($10) or a Full Festivial Pass ($30) to enjoy the wonders of film from all across the globe.
EDITORS NOTE: Mr. Jegatheva will be featured more extensively next week as our film analysts are back to review the week’s topic, “What makes a filmmaker tick”?