Lost Transmissions

Spotlight Narrative

World Premiere

USA | 105 MINUTES

LOST TRANSMISSIONS

Drama
After a memorable introduction at a party, aspiring songwriter Hannah (Juno Temple) falls under the spell of talented record producer Theo Ross (Simon Pegg). As they become fast friends and begin to collaborate, Hannah discovers that Theo is a schizophrenic who refuses to take his medication. As Hannah’s career begins to take off, Theo’s condition worsens, and he lashes out at friends trying to help him. Undeterred, Hannah undertakes the difficult task of helping Theo salvage his place in the unforgiving Los Angeles music industry while at the same time getting him into treatment. The numerous obstacles thrown in her way reveal the disturbing inadequacies of mental health care in America.

A handheld camera adds to the naturalistic cinematography, which creates the perfect look and atmosphere for Katharine O’Brien’s intimate character study and intense look at the devastating impact of mental illness when help is nearly impossible to find. Featuring Bria Vinaite and Tribeca alum Robert Schwartzman (Dreamland), the film allows Alexandra Daddario to shine in a fun, supporting turn as a spoiled pop princess.

—Karen Kemmerle

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Katharine O'Brien

Katharine O'Brien wrote and directed Lost Transmissions, which is inspired by a true story. She also co-wrote The Automatic Hate, which premiered at SXSW. She studied English literature at Wellesley and earned an MFA in Film at Columbia. Katharine was born in Santa Barbara, California and currently lives in Los Angeles.
Director
Katharine O'Brien
Producer
Filip Jan Rymsza, Tory Lenosky, Al Di, Olga Kagan
Screenwriter
Katharine O'Brien
Cinematographer
Arnau Valls Colomer
Editor
Yannis Chalkiadakis
Composer
Hugo Nicolson
Production Designer
Tom Castronovo
Executive Producer
Thomas Benski, Brian Levy, Bo An, Alan Li, Katharine O’Brien, Robert Schwartzman
Co-Producer
Alyssa Swanzey, Craig Newman, Jo Henriquez
Co-Producers
Craig Newman, Alyssa Swanzey, Jo Henriquez
Casting Directors
Jessica Kelly, Kate Geller
Costume Designer
Malcolm Bacani
Music Director
Marius De Vries
Post-Production Supervisor
Anthony Brandonisio
Cast
Simon Pegg, Juno Temple, Alexandra Daddario, Tao Okamoto, Bria Vinaite, Robert Schwartzman

CONTACTS

Press Contact
Scott Feinstein
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US Sales Contact
Grace Royer
United Talent Agency
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Print Source
Tory Lenosky
Pulse Films
Venice, CA 90291
Phone: 310 752 4350
tory.lenosky@pulsefilms.com