101 Films presents LOST TRANSMISSIONS, a timely and poignant drama
featuring outstanding performances
from Simon Pegg (Mission: Impossible - Fallout) and Juno Temple
(Maleficent: Mistress of Evil). Produced by
Royal Road Entertainment, Pulse Films & Underlying Tension, the film
was recently released in the US by
Gravitas Ventures, and received its World Premiere at the Tribeca Film
Festival last year, followed by its UK
Premiere at the Glasgow Film Festival in February.
Inspired by a true story, the film takes an intimate look at human emotions
and the devastating reality of
treating mental illness in a system that doesn’t seem equipped to deal with
it. The film is shot entirely on
hand-held camera, creating a naturalistic look that captures the immediacy
of the characters’ experiences as
well as the energy of modern-day Los Angeles.
FULL SYNOPSIS: At a party in Los Angeles one evening, aspiring songwriter
Hannah (Juno Temple) finds herself at the
piano, singing nervously alongside Theo (Simon Pegg), an established music
producer with an infectiously joyous spirit.
Despite Hannah’s self-consciousness, her talent is evident to Theo, who
suggests they get together to record some tracks.
But just as their friendship and creative partnership are taking off, Theo
suddenly changes. He becomes distant and starts
talking about secret messages transmitted through radio static. Hannah soon
learns that he is schizophrenic, and when
he goes off his medication, his delusions and paranoia take over. When
Theo’s condition worsens and he starts alienating
colleagues in the insular L.A. music scene, Hannah sticks by him,
determined to keep him from throwing away his career—
and his life. She chases him through Los Angeles, trying to get him into
treatment, and comes face-to-face with the
frustrating inadequacies of America’s health care system, all while
balancing the demands of her own blossoming career
writing songs for Dana Lee (Alexandra Daddario), a shiny, pre-packaged pop
star in need of a new hit.