In an alternate reality 1985, Nick Brady (Jonathan Scarfe), a record store clerk in Berkeley begins to experience strange visions transmitted from an extra-terrestrial source he calls VALIS. He moves to Los Angeles with his wife, Rachel (Katheryn Winnick), where he becomes a successful music executive with a secret mission to overthrow the oppressive, totalitarian American regime helmed by President Fremont (Scott Wilson). But what is VALIS? A higher consciousness from another reality, an alien life-form or perhaps, even God? With the help of his best friend, a science-fiction writer - Philip K. Dick himself (Shea Whigham) - and a beautiful, mysterious woman named Silvia (Alanis Morissette)- Nick finds himself drawn into a conspiracy of cosmic, mind-shattering proportions. Although it might cost them their freedom or even their lives, they join forces to bring a message of hope from the stars and reveal the dangerous truth.
RADIO FREE ALBEMUTH is an indie film based on the novel by Philip K. Dick of the same title. RADIO FREE ALBEMUTH is PKD’s most autobiographical novel, and the author wrote himself in as a character in the novel (played by Shea Whigham in the movie). * Shea’s performance garnered him a BEST ACTOR AWARD at Sydney Fantastic Planet Film Festival in Australia. RADIO FREE ALBEMUTH was awarded DIRECTORS’ CHOICE BEST FEATURE at the Sydney Festival as well. Other Film Festival awards include:
The filmmakers, helmed by Writer/Director John Alan Simon, were committed to making a film that honored PKD’s independent spirit and great intellect. Being a huge fan of PKD himself, John Alan Simon made a movie that would appeal to PKD fans.
RADIO FREE ALBEMUTH is scheduled for USA theatrical release on June 27, 2014, after a successful film festival and special event (work in progress) screenings around the world, including a special screening after the HUGO Awards at Worldcon in Reno, Nevada and at the Science Fiction Hall of Fame Awards at Experience Museum Project in Seattle. RADIO FREE ALBEMUTH was selected to screen at Film Society of Lincoln Center’s prestigious “Indie Night Series” in June, 2013 (curated by Ted Hope and Christine Vachon.)
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