Five Questions with ‘Silent As the Grave’ Writer and Co-Director Brad Podowski

The Chicago- and Midwest-made thriller Silent As the Grave has just made its worldwide digital release, and the writer and co-director Brad Podowski is here to tell us all about it… and jump in for a thoroughly entertaining round of Five Questions with SCREEN. Let’s get to it!

After enjoying Brad’s Five Q’s below, click right here to enjoy Silent As the Grave for free on Tubi!

SCREEN: What will audiences connect with or enjoy most in your film when they check it out on Tubi? 

BRAD: Mainly, I hope audiences will connect with our main character, Chris Nowak’s struggles. He’s dealing with family trauma, which I believe we all have some form of. I think people will really enjoy the mystery he embarks on and the characters he meets along the way.

Here’s the trailer for this Chicago-made thriller…

SCREEN: What was the most memorable moment of this whole production for you? 

BRAD: The most memorable moment of the production was our longest shoot day. We were shooting outside, at night, in November, in Indiana. It was freezing! Because of a miscommunication with the facility, we didn’t have proper shelter. The day before, we purchased an enclosed pop-up tent and got a portable heater. A few people hopped inside cars between takes. On top of it all, at the end of the shoot, around 3 a.m., our set dresser’s car wouldn’t start. The end result of the scene was great, but man was that a challenging night!

SCREEN: Ok Brad, on to the fun questions! If you could only be a fan of one sports team, what would it be? 

BRAD: The Chicago Bears, even though it’s been a fruitless endeavor. I’m still hanging onto the ’85 glory days – LOL!

Ok Brad, this Chicago-made doc about those ’85 Bears is just for you… here’s the trailer:

SCREEN: Worst job ever? 

BRAD: Shooting weddings out of college on Super VHS. That was a high pressure job.

SCREEN: One meal, any restaurant in Chicago, and we are buying. What will it be? 

BRAD: I love pizza! Aurelio’s Pizza or Nancy’s.


SCREEN: If you could be a contestant on any game show or competition in television history, what would it be?

BRAD: I would have to say “Double Dare”. Simply because of the great memories of watching that show growing up.

SCREEN: What is your most prized possession? 

BRAD: I’m not big into “stuff”. I would say my family.

SCREEN: Best advice you’ve ever been given? 

BRAD: Love your neighbor as yourself.

Thanks for playing, Brad! Click here to watch Silent As the Grave on Tubi.

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