Karyn Kusama’s horror film “The Invitation” made its rounds on the festival circuit last year, including a world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival, then later screening at the Fantasia festival, Fantastic Fest, and the London Film Festival, among many others. One of the festivals was the Stiges Film Festival in Spain where it won the Best Film prize. Now, “The Invitation” producers Tony Mancilla and Lindsay Lanzillotta have a new thriller that screened at this year’s Stiges Film Festival just this past weekend: Ryan Gregory Phillips’s feature film debut “Shortwave.”
The film follows Josh and Isabel Harris (Cristobal Tapia Montt and Juanita Ringeling), a couple who recently suffered the loss of a child and decide to relocate to a secluded hillside research facility to repair their broken family. Around this time, Josh and his research partner Thomas (Kyle Davis) have a breakthrough involving a cryptic shortwave radio signal, but something within the signal resonates with Isabel and she begins experiencing hallucinations and visions. Watch a trailer for the film below.
“Shortwave” had its world premiere at the Dances With Films Festival in Hollywood this past June and has since screened at over 20 festivals this past year. Bluefox Entertainment is handling worldwide sales on the film. For more information, visit the film’s website.