Broadcast Signal Intrusion

Broadcast Signal Intrusion

A FILM BY: Jacob Gentry
WRITTEN BY: Phil Drinkwater, Tim Woodall
STARRING: Harry Shum Jr., Kelley Mack, Chris Sullivan

Presented by Chicago International Film Festival | CLICK HERE to Purchase Tickets

On November 22, 1987, a masked figure interrupted broadcasts on two Chicago TV stations in a mysterious hack that was never solved. In 1999, while archiving video tapes in the basement of one of the stations, AV tech whiz James (Crazy Rich Asians’s Harry Shum Jr.) stumbles across grainy footage of a cryptic figure in the middle of an old news program. The discovery sends James on a search for answers, and he soon uncovers unexpected connections to the inexplicable disappearance of his wife years earlier. Channeling Antonioni’s classic Blow-Up and ’70s paranoid cinema, this throwback thriller cleverly taps into the uncanny allure of analog technology as it charts the perils of personal obsession.

Technical Information

Production Year: 2021
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 104 mins
Format: DCP