After a life-long military career John returns to his childhood home. His experiences have left him struggling to adapt to civilian life, but his old friend Jim is desperate to help him re-integrate into the village. Jim invites John to spend a day at his community radio station, but reports surface of a mysterious viral epidemic threatening the village. Now it’s up to them to save the community. Set in a tight-knit, traditional, British village, Radio is a touching story about old friendships, overcoming anxiety and companionship.
“With Radio, I wanted to explore the outbreak genre from a whole new perspective. Weird-and-wonderful characters, a quaint, British village, and a few twists and turns along the way. If nothing else, I want this film to make people smile. We live in a confusing age where it’s sometimes hard to see positivity in the acts of mankind, but I truly believe that people are capable of inspiring, thoughtful, wonderful acts of kindness.
This film isn’t necessarily about what it seems from the outset, and I hope we can be a positive part of the conversation about mental wellbeing, especially in people leaving military service. Invisible injuries can be just as hard to cope with as physical ones, but raising awareness around these issues can help friends, family members and communities support those who need it.”
– Daniel Hammersley | Writer & Director