Best Fiction Web Show (2010)

Probed Signals

Local cinematographer Webb Pickersgill takes a full-on pro approach to the Probed Signals web series, using state-of-the-art filming equipment and a professional crew and cast that includes actors Leslie Wall (the short film Appetite for Justice and Hale Centre Theatre's production of Lend Me a Tenor) and Hanna Leister (ASU productions of Frame by Frame and Autobahn). But the real hook of this short sci-fi series is screenwriter (and star) Kevin Herrmann's storyline: A mysterious, possibly extraterrestrial signal begins following a Phoenician named Carter Fox (Herrmann) everywhere — on his cell phone, on the radio, on TV — and he becomes convinced he's being singled out and watched by somebody or something. Of course, he is, and it all goes back to a paranormal event that happened in his past. Things get freakier as Fox and his friends begin to unravel the mystery. There's a detailed story behind the series, which is impressive, considering there are eight episodes, and each is three to five minutes long.

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