SILO the film

The safety and well-being of our customers and our communities has been the cornerstone of everything we’ve done for over a century. A big part of that is committing to ongoing safety education.

That’s why Grinnell Mutual invested in the opportunity to partner with SILO, a feature film about the tragedy and community impact of grain-bin entrapments.

In order to spread the movie's important message, we are working with our mutual members and agents to bring the movie to FFA chapters in their local communities at a reduced cost. 

About the film SILO

Inspired by true events, the 70-minute film follows a harrowing day in an American farm town. Disaster strikes when teenager Cody Rose is entrapped in a 50-foot grain bin. When the corn turns to quicksand, family, neighbors, and first responders must put aside their differences to rescue Cody from drowning in the crop that has sustained their community for generations.

SILO is a film from New York-based Blood Orange Pictures, produced by Samuel Goldberg and Ian Ulmer and directed by Marshall Burnette.


SILO Trailer from Blood Orange Pictures on Vimeo.

How to watch SILO

The film is not available on traditional streaming services. Instead, the SILO Community Screening Campaign works with agricultural companies, nonprofits, and local community organizers to host grassroots screenings across North America. 

“Grinnell Mutual is so proud to work with the producers of SILO to bring these screenings to communities. Grain-bin entrapments are entirely preventable, but the number of incidents rises nearly every year,” said Jeff Menary, president and CEO. “And the fatality rate of children involved in entrapments is estimated at a staggering 70 percent. This is unacceptable.”

Host a screening of SILO 

A SILO Community Screening Event costs $2,500 for a single, one-time license of the film. Read the SILO FAQ for details about promotional materials and scheduling a screening in your community.

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