The Signal was presented at the Sitges festival today with two of its directors, Dan Bush and Jacob Gentry.
The film is structured in three parts, each directed by a different director. The three segments follow the story of a group of characters affected by a strange signal broadcast on television, causing attacks of hysteria and paranoia, to the point that people completely lose their minds and become brutal killers.
During the press conference, Dan and Jacob spoke about the ideas they kicked around when they were developing the project: 'As a starting point we used the idea of what could happen if you downloaded everything on Google into your head'. The directors think violent movies are fashionable in the United States, and for them it's hard to approach violence in American cinema originally, so they tried to give this subject a spin in the film.
At the end of the press conference Jacob Gertry added that Sitges Festival spectators 'are an audience that's' highly respectful of cinema'.