Kate as Maddie
|Directed by: Mike Flanagan
Written by: Mike Flanagan, Kate Siegel
Produced by: Jason Blum, Phillip Dawe, Kate Lumpkin
Production Year: 2015
Original Release: April 8, 2016
Running Time: 1 hour, 22 minutes
Other Cast: John Gallagher Jr., Michael Trucco, Samantha Sloyan
Misc: IMDB | Netflix
A deaf writer who retreated into the woods to live a solitary life must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer appears at her window.
• Director Mike Flanagan and co-writer/star Kate Siegel and conceived the storyline for Hush while on a dinner date in 2014. They wed in February, 2016.
• Contains less than 15 minutes of dialogue, meaning that more than 70 minutes occur without a single word spoken.
• Siegel and Flanagan role-played each scene in their house before writing it down. This enabled them to better envision how the characters would really react in the face of danger.
• Filmed in 18 days.
• Main character Maddie, and her sister Max, are named for Siegel’s real life niece and nephew.