‘Untold Secrets’ voices the experiences of Irish institution survivors and focuses on the life and upbringing of one of them, Anne Silke. Silke was fostered out of the St. Mary, Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home in Tuam at the age of 9 to the Killileas, a prominent political family from Tuam. The film recounts her often brutal and abusive treatment at the hands of her foster family. Although Silke is now deceased, the documentary gives a posthumous voice to Anne and possibly some closure to her family.
Teresa Lavina trained as an Stanislavski actor in Bilbao, Spain from 1992. She moved to Ireland to continue her acting training in 1997. She is the artistic and executive director of Nova Productions Limited, and has directed and produced the documentaries ‘Still’ (2017), ‘Darkest Corners of Ireland’ and ‘Bad Fruit’ (2019). She has written 7 screen plays, and directed and produced over 10 short films and one feature film, ‘The Audition’ (2017). She has been recently funded by Galway 2020 Small Towns Big Ideas project as co-creator of the newest Irish Film Festival, Shot by the Sea. She is director and co-producer of the TV series ‘One for the Road’ which is currently in development.