Wynne, who is suffering PTSD from the death of her fiancé, starts seeing disturbing images on her cell phone about her future. If she doesn't figure them out in time, she will die.

  • Luke Sommer
  • Rachel Sommer
  • Matthew Sommer
    Murder She Wrote: The Last Free Man, At the Mercy of a Stranger
  • Jan Sommer
  • Malcolm McDowell
    Key Cast
    A Clockwork Orange, Star Trek: Generations, Father Stu
  • Whitney Rose Pynn
    Key Cast
    Aquarius, Without a Body, Dear Diary I Died
  • Justin Malik Jackson
    Key Cast
  • Jared Noble
    Key Cast
    October Roses, And Just Like That, On Ten
  • Luke Sommer
    Director of Photography
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 27 minutes 43 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 28, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Luke Sommer

At age 15, Luke won the Santa Barbara Film festival teen digital competition with his animated short, One Fine Glaze. Luke studied film at the Brooks Institute, interning under acclaimed steadicam operator and BAFTA-nominated cinematographer James Muro (Dances with Wolves, L.A. Confidential, Titanic, Terminator II, Crash). He earned a fine arts degree at CSUCI. Luke directed a series of short films (A Relationship, The Perfect Cupcake, Tick Tock) and the fantasy, Stone 7, that premiered at the Ojai film festival.

Luke used his visual storytelling to create prize-winning, international online commercials for Coke, Purina and Kleenex. He composes music as Modern Human. He also focused his cinematic talents to tell the heart-wrenching stories of homeless people around the US. In one city, his shorts and life-sized images of homeless people placed on sidewalks helped raise over $11M to build a women and children’s shelter.

Luke first filmed Cellphone as an experimental short, before creating the feature.

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Director Statement

To bring to life the human drama, mystical love story and taut suspense, I wanted to utilize an interlaced pacing, with long, extended takes and dreamlike visuals depicting Wynne’s personal grief… then an accelerated momentum as her nightmare escalates. The film captures our raw, universal, sub-primal fears about the future based on the guilt of past mistakes. And it explores the unnerving phobia that our phones and technology somehow might actually be capturing our innermost angst, from which we cannot escape. Will Wynne overcome her own terror and find true freedom?