Late-night radio talk show host Nigel Starr (Doug Pelton) is used to getting outlandish and bizarre phone calls. But a call from Stillman (Patrick Murphy), a frayed research scientist, proves to be the strangest one yet. Armed with only theories about an alien plot to take over the world, Stillman must fight to convince Nigel that his broadcast is the “kingpin to our very existence” – before it’s too late!
Weighing in at a scant 18 minutes, Radio Mechanics is a fascinating tale – refreshing in its simplicity. By virtue of its budget, 90% of the film is set in two rooms; without chases, guns, shoddy prosthetics or product placement. Just conversation. Cobbled together from various theories ranging from David Icke to string theorists, the conversation is a rather suspenseful buildup to a Twilight Zone ending.