SHORTWAVE was produced by Tony Mancilla, Lindsay Lanzillotta, two of the producers of Sitges winner THE INVITATION, as well as director/writer/editor Ryan Gregory Phillips, who is making his directorial debut. It stars Chilean stars Juanita Ringeling and Cristobal Tapia Montt, as well as Kyle Davis and features Jay Ellis, Nina Senicar, and Sara Malakul Lane.
If you are not familiar with shortwave radios or the stories around them, many believe the signals broadcast by them could be from space or perhaps even a different time or dimension.
In SHORTWAVE, a couple loses their daughter in a peculiar disappearance and is trying to move on. But after moving into a new home provided by his work where he can continue his 10-year research into a particular shortwave radio signal they’ve been studying, things go from bad to worse for Isabel (Ringeling) who has been suffering with mental issues after being unable to cope with her daughter’s disappearance.
Synopsis: Josh and Isabel Harris, after suffering the loss of their only child, relocate to a secluded hillside research facility with the hopes of repairing their broken family. After years of trying, Josh and his research partner, Thomas, have a breakthrough involving a cryptic shortwave radio signal and its universal origins. Something within the signal resonates with Isabel and she begins experiencing seeming hallucinations and visions of distant memories. Upon further investigation into the phenomenon, the scientists fear for Isabel’s health while Isabel fears the signal has attracted something sinister to their new home.