Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Amateur Radio Stars in Young Actors Workshop Film

(Screen capture from "Night")
A group of aspiring actors and filmmakers in Oklahoma wanted to make a film about an imaginary technological disaster (starting when the sun doesn't come up one morning, and power, telephones, the internet and satellites are all down) in which amateur radio plays a starring role. 

The group from the Young Actors Workshop "Camp Hollywood" visited the Edmond Amateur Radio Society's 2021 Field Day operation, looking for someone with film or video experience who could serve as a technical advisor. According to the ARRL Letter, they found ARRL Oklahoma Section Manager (and Public Relations Committee member) Kevin O'Dell, N0IRW, who met those qualifications. He not only consulted on the script and helped assemble radios and props, but ended up in the film as the voice on the radio who responds to the young actors.

Their short feature film, NIGHT, runs 34 minutes and may be viewed on YouTube at <www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kf1Q4tS32Ww>.