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The Broadcast (2015)

| Drama, Thriller | 2015 (USA)
An agoraphobic young woman and her neighbor believe the world is coming to an end. All do to a Radio Hoax that aired live from 8-9 p.m. on October 30th, 1938.

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Karl Huber

Writer:

Karl Huber
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Cast

Credited cast:
Anja Akstin ... Clara Fisher
Emad Alayoubi Emad Alayoubi ... Pedestrian #6
Stephanie Coatney ... Mrs. Klien
Larry Bukovey Larry Bukovey ... Dr. Obler
Morgan Middlebrook ... Detective Walter Arden
Thomas M. Taylor Thomas M. Taylor ... Mr. Klien
Jayden Leto Jayden Leto ... Billy Klien
Chris Miller Chris Miller ... Pedestrian / Alien
Amanda l. Kirkpatrick Amanda l. Kirkpatrick ... Pedestrian#4
Forest R. Oliver Forest R. Oliver ... Pedestrian #3
Katrinna Wallace Katrinna Wallace ... Pedestrian girl
David Weiss David Weiss ... Theatre Producer
Jerry Long Jerry Long ... Pedestrian #5
Steven Gerard Steven Gerard ... Pedestrian #1
Ahmad Ali Ahmad Ali ... Masked Man
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A young agoraphobic woman and her neighbors, have their lives impacted dramatically while listening to the live airing of the 'war of the worlds' radio broadcast. Which aired at 8:00p.m. October 30th, 1938. The Orson Welles radio hoax that made thousands of Americans believe Martians were attacking earth.

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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

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English

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2015 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Tampa, Florida, USA See more »

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Budget:

$25,000 (estimated)
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Bluelight Films See more »
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2.35 : 1
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There are two scenes where Clara Fisher is reading the novel "Dracula". This was the Mercury Theater's first radio play, which aired three months before the "War of the Worlds" adaptation. See more »

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Awfully good considering Huber's inexperience
9 December 2016 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

When Karl Huber made this full-length film, he's only directed one other film...and it was a short. Considering this and that he wrote, edited, produced and did special effects for the film, it's really quite remarkable and I saw the film at the Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival.

The film is set in 1938--just before Orson Welles' famous "War of the World" radio broadcast. Clara (anja Akstin) is an agoraphobic who is afraid to leave her home. So, she is out of work and soon to be dispossessed from her house. During this tough time, a young detective comes to her home to tell her that some killer is targeting women just like her! Later, during the broadcast, the film shows Clara trying to cope....and rise to the occasion when the killer strikes.

This picture was shot in black & white--not a bad idea considering the time period in which it's set. The acting is good, the music really nice and it's well worth seeing...especially since after the film ended, Huber was interviewed and said that the film was made for a paltry $25,000! A treat to see and a great example of an economical production that looks like a million! If you are interested in seeing it, it's currently available on Amazon and Amazon Prime...and I do suggest you give it a look.


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