A serial killer targets the Deaf in upcoming 3D feature film SILENT FEAR – inspired by a true story

Posted: June 17, 2013 in Morcan Books & Films, Morcan films
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Our upcoming 3D feature film SILENT FEAR is underway!

The contracts have been signed off to produce a stunning multi-million dollar 3D feature film, SILENT FEAR, a claustrophobic British thriller which is in development now.

Pictured celebrating the formalising of contracts are (above from left) the Producers Brent Macpherson, of Stretch Motion Pictures, and Ronel Schodt, of Shotz Film & Video Productions, screenwriter Lance Morcan, and Sam Manuatu, New Zealand Sign Language interpreter for the meeting. Absent was Sydney-based screenwriter James Morcan.

Brent and Ronel are currently working feverishly behind the scenes and will announce major developments accordingly. An official New Zealand-UK co-production is likely for this production.

Inspired by true events, SILENT FEAR has the makings of a chilling murder-mystery thriller.

Here’s our logline for the film:

Detective Valerie Crowther is assigned to investigate the murder of a student at London’s Wandsworth University, an international institution for the deaf. Her investigation coincides with a student contracting a deadly flu virus, which results in the university being sealed off from the outside world. When more deaf students are murdered, it’s clearly the work of a serial killer. The stakes rise when Valerie becomes the killer’s next target and the deadly virus claims more lives.

Stretch Motion Pictures will launch a website with additional information relating to SILENT FEAR in due course – at: www.stretchproductions.co.nz

Watch this space for more updates about this exciting feature film production! -Lance & James


  1. Sounds like an amazing and compelling movie. Congrats on its writing success and good luck on the filming. Do you have the names of the cast yet?

  2. lancemorcan says:

    Thanks Sandra. No the casting is yet to be done.

  3. Ranitea says:

    All the best with the shooting! I like the fact that one of the producers is actually deaf. He will able to add that extra touch of authenticity to the movie.

  4. Bruce Gresham says:

    Looks good, hope there’s plenty of dialogue in BSL/NZSL with subtitles, that would make a great change.

    • lancemorcan says:

      Yes indeed Bruce. Our lead producer is one Brent Macpherson, New Zealand’s leading Deaf filmmaker. He is ensuring such matters are attended to by we ‘lowly’ screenwriters and yes SL protocols will be observed.
      Best from NZ

  5. Jade Valor says:

    It sounds fascinating. I would be interested to know when you are casting.

  6. Hi Lance, thanks for the following. Congrats on your film, looks great, I know Wandwsorth area, not far from the locations in my book Countdown to Terror. Will be following with interest.

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