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Echo

Echo

Ross McClean
United Kingdom, Ireland
2023
13 min
European Premiere
Best of Fests
Synopsis

Allister, an amateur radio enthusiast in Northern Ireland, has difficulty speaking due to damaged vocal cords. At first glance, his world seems small, consisting of hanging up laundry, vacuuming and dozing in a chair. But in the 13 minutes of this film, we see his horizons expand.

Grainy, faded images of a motocross race, a factory, or a woman smiling and waving at the camera are like windows to the past. And from a room full of radios and cables, under a roof full of antennas, Allister makes contact with the outside world.

Echo is a layered and moving portrait showing the intrinsic human need for connection, the need to feel part of a community—and the surprising forms such a community can take.

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Credits
13 min
color
DCP
Spoken languages: English
Director
    Ross McClean
    Ross McClean
Production
    Ross McClean for Nightstaff
    Ross McClean for Nightstaff
Cinematography
    Ronnie McQuillan
    Ronnie McQuillan
Editing
    Michael Barwise,
    Ross McClean
    Michael Barwise,
    Ross McClean
Screening copy
    Ross McClean
    Ross McClean

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