The Netflix series The Silent Sea is based on the short film The Sea of Tranquility, released in 2014 by director Choi Hang-Yong. In its original version, the film was screened with a short running time of 37 minutes. The Sea of Tranquility was awarded at the 2015 Mise-en-scène Short Film Festival.
The Sea of Tranquility Synopsis
The year is 2075, and clinical pathologist Jeong Won has nightmares about his younger brother’s death. After ten years, she travels to the moon (Sea of Tranquility) to escape her nightmares. On the moon, Jeong Won experiences the mysterious events related to her brother’s death again.
The Silent Sea Synopsis
The Netflix series The Silent Sea also set a background for the year 2075, when the earth has been devastated by the depletion of essential resources. Unlike the original short film, the Netflix drama tells the story of spaceship crews that received a special mission and left for an abandoned research base on the moon.
Writer Park Eun-kyo (Mother), who was in charge of the screenplay for The Silent Sea, share her experience of the drama production process. “The short film’s worldview raised a lot of questions. The process of determining the answer was fascinating, and it was the driving force that allowed us to continue expanding into the series.”
Director Choi Hang-Yong said, “As the running time increases, it is fun to unravel the mysteries one by one. While the short film focused on events within the base, the Netflix series depicts the situation on Earth and gives more meaning and thought to the events on the moon.”