RADIO SILENCE is a team of three filmmakers...

Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett & Chad Villella.

Fueled by an obsessive love of horror, sci-fi and adventure, the trio are focused on utilizing their unique and off-kilter vision to tell engaging stories that explore the limitless mysteries of the unknown.

The multi-faceted group got their start making no-budget short films and soon created a successful YouTube channel (CHAD, MATT & ROB) that would go on to garner over 100,000,000 views. Their DIY work ethic and all-hands-on-deck approach to filmmaking—that includes everything from directing, writing, and producing, to acting, shooting, and editing—remains the driving force behind all of their projects.

V/H/S & SOUTHBOUND—their two independent features—have screened at numerous world-renowned film festivals including SUNDANCE, TIFF, SXSW, AFI, SITGES, FANTASTIC FEST, & NY’s LINCOLN CENTER. Both films were subsequently picked up for theatrical distribution by Magnolia and The Orchard, respectively.

Their debut studio feature for 20th Century Fox (DEVIL'S DUE) enjoyed a global theatrical release and recouped over 500% of it's $7M production budget at the box office.

In addition to their film work, the trio have sold three television pitches—a horror anthology to NBC with Blumhouse & Flame Ventures in association with Endemol Studios, an action comedy to COMEDY CENTRAL, and a kid's adventure show to DISNEY XD.


Features

SOUTHBOUND (2016)
Official Selection TIFF 2015, released by THE ORCHARD theatrically in 2016
Produced, Written, Directed, VFX & Starred
LOGLINE: Five interlocking tales of terror follow the fates of a group of weary travelers who confront their worst nightmares—and darkest secrets—over one long night on a desolate stretch of desert highway.

DEVIL’S DUE (2014)
20TH CENTURY FOX, $7M budget, $36.7M box office
Directed & Executive Produced
LOGLINE: After a mysterious, lost night on their honeymoon, a newlywed couple finds themselves dealing with an earlier-than-planned pregnancy.

V/H/S (2012)
Official Selection Sundance Film Festival 2012, released by MAGNOLIA theatrically in 2012
Written, Directed, Produced, VFX & Starred
LOGLINE: When a group of misfits is hired by an unknown third party to burglarize a desolate house and acquire a rare VHS tape, they discover more found footage than they bargained for.

 

Television

BEYOND YOUR WILDEST (2016)
DISNEY XD
Created & Written By
LOGLINE: After they discover a mysterious and magical time capsule, three 12-year olds embark on a series of extraordinary adventures.

CAMPFIRE TALES w/ NATASHA HENSTRIDGE (2016)
SYFY in association with OUTPOST/LEFTFIELD/iTV
Directed By
LOGLINE: Weekly retellings of the world's most terrifying and haunting campfire stories presented by host Natasha Henstridge. 

THE STATIC (2015)
NBC in association with BLUMHOUSE, FLAME VENTURES & ENDEMOL STUDIOS
Created & Written By
LOGLINE: In the vein of THE TWILIGHT ZONE this horror anthology series centers on exploring humanity’s deepest hopes and darkest fears.

CLYDE, BEN & JACK’S EPIC S#!TSHOW (2014)
COMEDY CENTRAL in association with FISHBOWL WORLDWIDE MEDIA
Created & Written By
LOGLINE: Three hapless losers get caught up in an endless mess of perilous adventures as they struggle to maintain normality in their everyday life.

 

Digital

THE CRAWL w/ RADIO SILENCE (Ongoing)
Created, Written & Directed By
A weekly podcast featuring in-depth conversations with film and television artists of all stripes for a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most interesting and overlooked careers in entertainment.

MOZART IN THE JUNGLE (EPK) (2016)
AMAZON
Written & Directed By
Marketing and social media materials including cast interviews, EPK, cinemagraphs and 360 video.

CHAD, MATT & ROB (2007-2011)
YOUTUBE
Produced, Written, Directed, VFX & Starred
YouTube channel that has garnered over 140,000 subscribers and a combined 100 million views. Most notable works include a series of PRANK GONE WRONG found-footage-style videos and a collection of Choose Your Own Adventure style short films known as CHAD, MATT & ROB'S INTERACTIVE ADVENTURES