Freestyle Digital Media has announced the cable, satellite and Digital HD release of Dead Air, a supernatural thriller from Kevin and Vickie Hicks.
William’s mother just passed, and it’s now his job to clean her old belongings out of her house. His mother he knows well, but his dad died when he was very young, and when William stumbles upon some items that once belonged to Dad, he finally has the chance to learn a thing or two about the man.
He starts with the CB radio his dad stashed away. It still works, and William manages to contact someone with it: Eva, a paranoid woman whom he starts a friendship with. They could just friend each other on social media or exchange E-mails these days, but they decide to just keep using the CB. Bad idea; you know how haunted old technology can be. Something else is trying to contact William through the radio — and it’s not friendly.
Dead Air was written by Kevin and Vickie, and they also star in it alongside Chris Xaver, Lucca Iocovetti, Madison and Mackenzie Skodzinsky, and Bruce Levitt. The movie will be released February 19th on digital platforms including iTunes, Amazon Video, Vudu, Comcast, Spectrum, and Cox.
Cleaning out the home of his newly deceased mother, William stumbles across some belongings of his father, who died when he was just a boy. Among his father’s things, he discovers an old ham radio and, fascinated, attempts to use it. Over the airwaves, he stumbles upon a strange woman, Eva, who suffers from paranoia and agoraphobia, and hides a dark secret of her own. Wary at first, she slowly begins to thaw, and they strike up a distant friendship – their respective radios the only thread that connects them.
But Eva isn’t the only thing that comes to him through the radio. Something desperate has stirred, attempting to reach William, to take hold of him and pull him into the shadow world of memories best left forgotten. The two worlds collide, and William is rushed down a path that is paved with deceit, lies and an awful truth, a truth that pulls him into a world of darkness from which he cannot escape.