Equipment from Broadcast Radio has played a big part in a new movie set in a remote radio station in rural Wales.
The movie, called Dark Signal, revolves around a mysterious message received during the station’s final broadcast that appears to offer warning that a notorious serial killer has struck again.
Principal photography was shot on location in Wales in the summer of 2014 with large portions of the film being set within the studios of fictional radio station Radio Jab.
The film’s producers contacted Broadcast Radio (then P Squared) to assist them in creating the film’s authentic radio studio sets by providing studio equipment, software and furniture used at real stations.
Broadcast Radio explained more about the deal: “We provided production team with a standard SR5 Digital Studio Package along with a and SR4 Studio but the producers needed to create a set that would allow the presenter character to interview a visiting psychic for a pivotal scene in the film, so we modified the SR4 to allow it to link with one of our modular ‘bridging desks’ and a circular ‘talks’ (borrowed from the SR6) tables.
“A fully functioning Myriad Playout system was also provided for extra authenticity. Our team also helped to assemble the studio packages on set and ensure that the technology all worked for the big screen. To complete the studio look, the set designers added an array of additional equipment, furniture, decoration and mood lighting to act as a backdrop for the drama.
“In the film, the radio station is facing closure (and networking from London) with the events unfolding over the course of the final live broadcast, so the studio needed a ‘lived in’ feel. Principal photography (of the studio set at least) was completed by October 2014 and our studios were returned to us with not so much as a single blood spatter on them!”
Dark Signal was released on DVD and Digital Download on the 30th of May 2016 by Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment and is from Amazon, iTunes and all good retailers.