USC First Look - "Signal"

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Writer/Director/Producer: Chris Farrington
Awards: Outstanding Director

Synopsis: Against the backdrop of 19th century wireless telegraph experimentation, a scientist must survive a confrontation with a distraught local who claims the mysterious technology keeps him from contacting his recently departed wife.

Description: 1899. The Marconi Company races to send the first wireless telegraph signal across the English Channel. Chief electrician William W. Bradfield pushes himself and the equipment to the limit, with no success. As his frustration grows, a conflict with a local Spiritualist medium explodes into violence. The ensuing chain of events leads to such a miraculous and inexplicable conclusion, the scientist is forced to question his most basic beliefs about the soul and its afterlife.

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