Zimbabwe International Film Festival 2022
Film – The Signal
Harare, September 15th, 2022. We are happy to announce that the 2022 film, ‘The Signal’ will be screening at the Zimbabwe International Film Festival on Friday, September 16 at 6:00pm. The film was written by Oscar K. Reyes, directed by Daniel Lasker, who also co-produced it with Arthur Falko and stars Tawanda Denga, Natasha Dlamini and Dumie Manyathela. It will be screened at the ZIFFTHub at 2 Canterbury Road, Kensington as part of a series of highlight films in line with this year’s theme, #Reconnecting.
The titular signal is a deadly sound transmitted from space which corrupts the minds of all who hear it, turning them into soulless demons under its control. The Signal premiered as Zimbabwe’s first sci-fi short film earlier this year at the Zimbabwe Academy of Music in Bulawayo.
Daniel Lasker is a Zimbabwean actor and director who grew up in Bulawayo. His acting credits include Raising Wolves on HBO Max, Noughts and Crosses on BBC One, Vagrant Queen on SYFY and Abraham Lincoln on History Channel. Daniel is fiercely passionate about telling stories, either from in front of or from behind the lens. He is a self-taught filmmaker whose films have been well-received by the local community and various foreign film festivals. At just 18 years old, Daniel was labelled one of the most promising Zimbabwean Filmmakers.
Arthur Falko was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa and has worked as an actor and artist on major Hollywood productions, including The Dark Tower, Black Mirror, Blood Drive and Troy. He has shared the screen and worked with some household names in the industry, including working on the mini-series Grant produced by Leonardo DiCaprio. He coproduced The Signal with Daniel Lasker.
CrossLine Pictures is a Bulawayo-based production company that boasts a modest yet compelling line up of short films, namely, The Man, Hidden Within (currently in post-production) and The Signal.