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.

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.

How to watch SILO

Beginning May 7, 2021, SILO the film is available for viewing nationwide in local theaters. SILO can also be viewed on streaming platforms and DVD/Blu-ray.

“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 to be a staggering 70 percent. This is unacceptable. Our intent is to collaborate with SILO producers to educate the agricultural community on safe grain handling.”

Host a screening of SILO

The SILO Community Screening Campaign remains available for schools, businesses, and communities. Please read SILO's community screening FAQ for more information.

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