Buried in piles of family heirlooms, two brothers discover a mysterious tape recorder whose melody erodes the psyche.

  • Will Berry
  • Eric Chandler
    Key Cast
  • Robert Pitton
    Key Cast
  • Helen Gray-Bauer
  • Will Berry
  • Will Berry
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Suspense, Horror, Supernatural, Psychological Thriller
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 5, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital Cinematic 4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival
    Tampa Bay, Florida
    United States
    December 4, 2016
    Florida Premiere
    Nominee for Best Student Film
  • Madtown Horror
    Madison, Wisconsin
    United States
    October 22, 2016
    Midwest US Premiere
  • Chattanooga Film Festival
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
    United States
    April 2, 2016
    Southeast US Premiere
  • BLOW-UP Chicago International Arthouse Film Festival
    Chicago, Illinois
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Opificer Media Student Film Festival
    Brentwood, CA
    United States
    November 13, 2015
    World Premiere
Director Biography - Will Berry

Will Berry is a director and cinematographer from Portland, Maine. When he's not exploring cinematic narrative, he works as a videographer, creating music videos for New England artists. At Brown University, he is majoring in Modern Culture & Media and is an active member of Brown Motion Pictures.

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Director Statement

In "Playback", I aimed invert the warmth of a home to expose the underlying – almost supernatural – quality of familial resentment . By retreating from on-screen thrills and minimizing the movement of space, I wanted the horror to settle into the audience through auditory and psychological dissonance.