The Signal


2014, 95 minutes, color, U.S.A.

Nick and Jonah are MIT freshmen with a passion for hacking. While driving cross-country through Nevada with Nick’s girlfriend, Hailey, they follow rival hacker Nomad’s clues to a location 180 miles away. After a terrifying confrontation with Nomad in the middle of the desert, the trio regain consciousness in captivity. Struggling to comprehend the true nature of their confinement, they discover they are part of a plot much larger than themselves.

With his second sci-fi feature, William Eubank continues to prove that grand scale can be achieved on any budget. Starring up-and-comer Brenton Thwaites as Nick and Laurence Fishburne as his stoic captor, The Signal is a contemporary genre film with heart and imagination to spare. Beautifully shot and energetically directed, it lets the circumstances behind the trio’s imprisonment slowly unravel, leading to an epic and mind-blowing conclusion.

Director: William Eubank

Screenwriters: William Eubank, Carlyle Eubank, David Frigerio

Producers: Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Tyler Davidson

Cinematographer: David Lanzenberg

Production Designer: Meghan Rogers

Editor: Brian Berdan

Composer: Nima Fakhrara

Principal Cast: Brenton Thwaites, Olivia Cooke, Beau Knapp, Laurence Fishburne

About the Director

William Eubank’s first feature film, Love, commissioned by the alternative rock band Angels & Airwaves, garnered him acclaim and media attention. In addition to serving as writer, director, cinematographer, and production designer on the project, Eubank constructed a replica of the International Space Station and recreated Civil War battleground sets for the film in his parents’ backyard. Eubank began directing commercials for Mikasa and other clients at the age of 18 and also worked at Panavision for eight years.


1/20/2014 11:45 pm
Library Center Theatre, Park City
1/21/2014 6:45 pm
Redstone Cinema 1, Park City
1/22/2014 9:00 pm
Tower Theatre, SLC
1/23/2014 2:30 pm
The MARC, Park City