a young woman who suffered
an unresolved, mysterious and
worrying ordeal while a teenager
returns to her home town to visit her
sister, the terrifying incident comes
back to haunt her in a very real
way in the psychological alien sci-fi
thriller The Device...
INSPIRED BY DOCUMENTED ALIEN ABDUCTION claims, The Device begins with
Abby (Angela DiMarco: Trauma) and her fiancé Calvin (David S Hogan: Shadowed)
waiting for her sister Rebecca (Kate Alden: The Right Place) to join
them on a trip to the family's log cabin in the mountains to scatter their mother's
The cabin is a place their mother loved but it was also the site of a frightening
and inexplicable other-worldly event that left the then sixteen-year-old Rebecca
traumatised and from which she has never fully recovered. Abby has borne a burden
of guilt because it was during a fight they had over Rebecca's boyfriend Chuck
that made Rebecca run off into the woods.
never swerves from its
is surprised to see Rebecca go off into the woods again and follows her. They
discover some metal debris and a sinister black orb that, while appearing harmless,
has the ability to change their world forever.
Despite Rebecca's alarming warnings that they were not supposed to find it and
they must leave and the girls' aunt, Linda Wallis (Lorraine Montez),
becoming concerned that they had taken Rebecca up to the cabin
Calvin wants to keep the orb and refuses to leave it. It is a mistake he will
live to regret as aliens walk among us.
Compelled by a curiosity that will turn into a dangerous obsession, the three
cannot know that it holds the secret to a new kind of life; the embryo of a
plan for an alien invasion of Earth, waiting to defy nature.
Mysterious, seductive and enticing, the orb brings with it strange deeds. It
also hosts a biological trigger that threatens to reshape our world, recasting
relationships with the universe beyond our wildest dreams, understandings and
worst nightmares. With a nod to The X Files, the truth is out there.
A strange one this, not least of all because writer and producer John Portanova
does not follow the well-worn path of alien abduction and skilfully draws on
the intrigue of the unknown. With an unusual ending, not to everyone's taste;
but nevertheless maintaining credibility and unpredictability.
The Device DVD additionally features an audio commentary by the screenwriter
of Fire In The Sky and Intruders, two of the most popular alien
abduction films ever. Fascinating and riveting, The Device never swerves
from its well-constructed tension and edginess.
The Device also features: Gabriel Congdon as The Visitor; Russell Hodgkinson
as Dr Mora; Ben Andrews as Dr Lieberman; and Morgen Johnson as Vinny.
Music is by Joseph Molner; Director of Photography is Jeremy Berg; Executive
Producer is Jesse Baget; Creative Effects are by Killer Mak Up FX; Produced
by Matt Medisch and John Portanova; Written by Jeremy Berg (Screenplay) and
John Portanova; Produced and Directed by Jeremy Berg.
key to our future or the seed of our extinction? The chilling
truth is unearthed as The Device descends onto DVD in the UK from Image
Entertainment on 23 March 2015. Running Time: 87 Minutes Approximately | Catalogue
Number: IMAGE4017 | RRP: £12.99.
Special Features Three Audio Commentaries: Director Commentary
| Actor Commentary | Commentary With John Portanova and Tracy Tormé.
"Fascinating and riveting, The Device never swerves from its well-constructed
tension and edginess" Maggie Woods,
"Tense and unexpected… Completely enthralling!" Icons of Fright