As a director, Lorena Villarreal knows a great story when she hears one, and (la Zona del Silencio) the Zone of Silence, Mexico provided fascinating tales time and time again.
“We really wanted to focus on the mysteries of all these mysterious occurrences that had no explanations,” says Villarreal. “We did a lot of research, interviewed multiple sources including certified experts to long-living locals.”
Villarreal says she wanted to stay true to some of the facts and tales of the area. Even though there are unknown supernatural elements in the film, the team was able to keep the essence of the Zone of Silence preserved.
When the team tried to use drones for aerial shots, they experienced some of the local oddities they had heard tales of. The drone got lost and we did not find it until the next day. So we experienced some of the mysteries first hand.”