SILO, a film that follows a harrowing day in an American farm town when teenage Cody becomes the victim of a grain entrapment accident, has just been released on DVD and Blu-Ray disc. The film, which came out just over two years ago, is also available over streaming for Hulu subscribers.
Inspired by true events, SILO depicts family, neighbors, and first responders putting aside their differences to rescue Cody from drowning in a 50-foot-tall silo where corn quickly turns to quicksand. Shedding light on an issue plaguing rural America, SILO shows how dangerous modern farming can be, while also highlighting the ways communities band together to look after one another.
It has been just over two years now since SILO had its World Premiere at the Farm Progress Show. Since then, SILO has been shown in movie theaters, barns, schools, firehouses, and homes — across America, and around the world.
The DVDs and Blu-Rays are being made through Oscilloscope Laboratories, and they can be purchased on Oscilloscope’s website here for between $27.99 and $32.99, depending on the format.
In July, SILO was honored with the Best Picture award and the New Hope Film Festival.
In addition to raising awareness about farm safety, the film has been donating a portion of its proceeds to the Progressive Agriculture Safety Days, recognized as the largest rural safety and health education program for children in North America.
The safety day program provides a fun, hands-on learning experience for youth through age-appropriate lessons. Each year nearly 400 Progressive Agriculture Safety Days, reaching more than 100,000 individuals, are held throughout the United States and Canada, with grain safety among the top 15 most popular safety lessons taught.