First signal

First Signal Preview

Mark Lund executive producer, director and writer, is pleased to announce that the first official trailer for First Signal has been released. In First Signal when Air Force Space Command receives a signal from an alien satellite in Earth orbit an emergency meeting with the President reveals a government conspiracy. The independently produced science fiction feature was filmed at the McAuliffe Shepard Discovery Center in Concord, NH and the Massachusetts Military History Exposition in Orange, MA.

“I’m thrilled to present the trailer for First Signal. My thanks to the actors, crew and location partners for making this feature film possible,” said Lund. “In as much as First Signal is a character driven science fiction story, it’s also a contemporary political thriller that takes place at the G-7 summit in Brussels in 2014.”

 

First Signal marks the start of what the producers hope to be a new sci-fi franchise. The idea for the story began over ten years ago when Lund wrote the screenplay First World. Nominated for three screenplay awards and produced as a short film that screened in six countries, the origins of the story revolve around the Apollo space program. With NASA and private space contractors planning a return to the Moon, extrasolar planets being discovered on a regular basis and new communication technologies on the horizon, the timing for First Signal could not be better. First Signal doesn’t just seek to answer the question if we are alone in the universe, but what would the world do if an alien presence was already here.

“Ever since I was a kid and saw the later Apollo missions on TV, I’ve always been fascinated by space exploration and the science fiction shows of the era,” said Lund. “My goal with the ‘First Signal Universe’ is to create a unique fictional story that merges science fiction with major historical events, the government and military against the backdrop of the space program.”

First Signal is scheduled for release in 2020.

First Signal (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7851428/) stars Paul Noonan (General John Reager), Conor Timmis (Cedric Yonah), Wendy Hartman (President Helen Colton), Patience McStravick (Major Ellen Sampson) and Stephanie Eaton (National Security Advisor Elisabeth Seward). Featuring Michael Anthony Coppola (Senator Paul Hadrian), Lindy Nettleton (Prime Minister Allison Colby), Yefim Somin (Russian President Sergei Tupolov) and Chris Goodwin (James Griffin). Glenn Pickering (European Reporter), Carissa Roy (Technician), Secret Service Agents; David Afflick (Lead Agent), David Matthew Jenkins, Jeff Bouffard, Eli Ward and AJ Cvan.

Executive Producer/Director/Writer, Mark Lund; Producer/Director of Photography/Editor, Daniel Groom; Producer, Patience McStravick; Composer/Sound Mixer, Daniel Elek-Diamanta; Special Effects Supervisor, Adam Starr; Camera Operators, Tim Haggerty, Jeremy Blaiklock, Case Merrick and Katherine Pereira; Boom Operators, Aidan King, Joshua Hill and Katie Doucette; Continuity, Dylan Bohorquez, Lauren Sardagnola and Alicia Sardagnola; Production Assistants, Jessica Houlihan and Jason Moore

About the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center
The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center features 21st century interactive exhibits on aviation, astronomy, Earth and space sciences, a full-dome, all-digital planetarium and a variety of science, technology, and engineering and mathematics programs. For more information, visit www.starhop.com

About Massachusetts Military History Exposition
The Massachusetts Military History Exposition is an educational experience showcasing technology throughout military history. For more information, visit www.history-expo.com

About Mark Lund
Mark Lund is an award winning magazine publisher, three-time award nominated screenwriter, TV personality, producer, director and writer. For more information, visit www.markashtonlund.com

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