After making the festival rounds, Sony Pictures and Vega Baby Releasing will release Ryan Gregory Phillips’ Shortwave on VOD October 24, 2017.
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Shortwave is a modern and unrelentingly tense psychological thriller based on a theory of the origins of shortwave radio frequencies; it’s an unnerving reminder that some stones are best left unturned.
“The roots of Shortwave stem from true horror within the human subconscious,” director Ryan Gregory Phillips tells us. “The story was inspired by the time a friend of mine came over and showed me shortwave radio stations that you could listen to online, of which there are thousands. He was picking up real signals from things that sounded like little girls reading numbers backward. It was beyond creepy the first time I heard it and these signals only came in at a certain time every night. That experience stuck with me for a quite some time and I started to do research and wonder what if there was more to that signal than I heard. Apparently, shortwave radio waves have been around forever, but it wasn’t until we built the radio that we were able to finally listen to them.”
He continues: “How crazy would it be if you lost someone, would do anything to get them back, and one day you heard them over a radio transmission? Is it them? Are you crazy? What if it was something else completely, but it that just sounded like them? I wanted to explore how far people will go to find the truth they are seeking. Shortwave is not a typical sci-fi horror. It’s a story about love, loss, and desperation, but it explores these themes in a way in which I feel has not been done before.”
Shortwave arrives on VOD October 24, 2017.