Two scientists of different studies bare witness to an interconnection of separate events that extend beyond their realm of understanding.

A masterful and visual film that takes on a scientific journey towards the unknown. Directed by Zach Zombek, Atoms of Uncontrollable Silence takes the concept of ‘what we do in the face of the unknown’ and brings it to a massive level. We have two scientists of different studies, one studying the far reaches of space and one studying the micro-realm of a virus-ridden blood sample. When change starts to creep into their studies in huge ways, we’re able to witness their reaction to that. That change, or ‘alteration’ as its stated in the film, is so incredibly extensive that the character’s reactions are limited. There’s not much, or anything at all, that they can do. Not even so much as to speak…which is where ‘uncontrollable silence’ comes from

Unknown. Unexplainable. The Phenomenon of silence.

Atoms was inspired from a place in my mind that desired to understand and answer the questions that couldn’t be answered or understood. All humans have that in some form I believe. There’s so much out there that we don’t know and I think that there’s importance in that. For a good portion of my life I would trivialize anything I couldn’t wrap my head around. I was sort of bound to a headspace of purely what I could understand. I wanted to challenge that with this film.

The true beauty of Atoms is that it showcases the magic of cinema, and how a single location and a small room can be turned into an immense universal experience. With simple tricks and camera angles, as well as some specialized visual effects, the film takes on an ambitious scientific tale.

It’s been over a year since we filmed Atoms of Uncontrollable Silence within a 12 hour time-span, a 250q-ft set built from scratch, and lit with nearly all practical lights. All on a next-to no budget. Since then, we’ve put it together, torn it apart, and gathered all the knowledge and wisdom we could to make this film the best it could be. At the very least we’ve been able to take away a hugely important learning experience, and make plenty of friends throughout the process.