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Exclusive: Ryan Gregory Phillips' Shortwave picked up for distribution!

04.26.2017by: Mike Sprague

Ever since I saw the trailer for the horror-thriller SHORTWAVE here on AITH back in June of last year, the film shot to the top my must-see list. Since then I have watched the trailer countless times. I am a trailer editor on the side so I appreciate a well-made trailer, and the teaser for SHORTWAVE is fantastic.

Now, having watched the trailer until I couldn't watch it once more (I'm lying, I watched it again just this morning) I decided to send a message to the filmmakers and see just what was up with the flick. And they responded!

Turns out Sony Pictures and Vegas Baby Releasing have picked up the film and are currently planning a theatrical, streaming, and VOD release. The film's writer, director, producer Ryan Gregory Phillips had this to say about the acquisition:

It's such a huge honor to be partnered with Vega Baby Releasing & Sony Pictures. It really is a filmmakers dream knowing that your movie will be seen by such a wide audience from joining forces with two of the biggest names in the industry. The Shortwave family is beyond excited and can't wait for the world to see this movie."

And we can't wait to see it ourselves.

SHORTWAVE is the directing debut of writer/editor Ryan Gregory Phillips, and the film comes to us from the producers of last year's knockout psychological horror-thriller THE INVITATION. Side note: seriously, if you have not yet seen THE INVITATION, head over to Netflix, where you can currently stream the flick, and watch it asap.

SHORTWAVE 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.

SHORTWAVE is directed and edited by Ryan Gregory Phillips, from a screenplay by Phillips, Thomas H. McDaniel, and Frank Ponce, and stars Juanita Ringeling, Cristobal Tapia Montt, Kyle Davis, Jay Ellis, Nina Senicar, and Sara Malakul Lane. The film is produced by Tony Mancilla and Lindsay Lanzillotta, along with Phillips.

I'll keep you guys up to date on when this release will happen, but in the meantime, you can re-watch the teaser below. Enjoy!

You can follow the film on Facebook HERE, and/or check out the film's official site right HERE.

Juanita Ringeling

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Source: AITH

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