The Signal

Synopsis

Elliot Spender, a 35 year old FBI agent, has been on leave of absence for the past year following his sister, Christine’s, sudden disappearance. Since working at the Bureau for the past 7 years Elliot has come to understand well what this means. There’s little chance of finding Christine. 

Distraught over not knowing exactly what happened to his sister, Elliot has become obsessed with finding out the truth of what happened to her in Yellowstone. In a last-ditch effort, Elliot decides to camp out at his sister’s last known location. 

Late at night, while Elliot is planning where to start his search in the morning, he hears an otherworldly signal flick on over his walkie talkie. Could this be the missing piece he needs to find Christine?

Trailer

Inspiration

The Signal is a student short film created by Sean Crone, Natalie Allen, Camden Collins, and John McSwain. The initial idea, by Sean, stemmed from his fascination with paranormal thrillers and sound-based story telling. As a nascent professional audio engineer, Sean wanted to create a film that would be challenging but would also give the creative room to build unique and interesting sounds. 

Natalie, Camden, and John were equally fascinated with the idea and agreed to join Sean on his crew as cinematographer, lead editor, and director. Each of them have given their all to create an interesting sci-fi film that aims to do what Hollywood doesn’t: keep the unknown as just that…unknown.  

Interviews

Video Playlist
1/5 videos
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5 Min Thought - Sound Design for Sci fi, Paranormal, and Fantasy
5 Min Thought - Sound Design for Sci fi, Paranormal, and Fantasy
04:18
2
The Signal Cast Interview - Lilly as Christine
The Signal Cast Interview - Lilly as Christine
03:04
3
The Signal Director Interview - John McSwain
The Signal Director Interview - John McSwain
03:28
4
The Signal Editor Interview - Camden Collins
The Signal Editor Interview - Camden Collins
55
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The Signal Cinematographer Interview - Natalie Allen
The Signal Cinematographer Interview - Natalie Allen
02:29

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