B7 Media have released an exciting new SF thriller in the tradition of A for Andromeda and Quatermass. A scientist returns over forty years after her mysterious disappearance. But she finds an world utterly changed.
Sioned Jones stars in new science fiction audio drama Dilation as Amanda Higgs, a gifted scientist who has made a breakthrough that could change the world forever. But reappearing in the UK four decades after she originally vanished in unexplained circumstances, she finds the nation already unrecognizable. The intervening years have seen massive political and economic turmoil in Britain. And the ominous Foman Corporation have taken advantage to dig their claws deep into every aspect of society. And now they will do whatever it takes to get their hands of Higgs’ work.
With only a social misfit called Marnie (Rebecca Ross) to help her navigate this strange new world, can Higgs keep her research out of the hands of those who would abuse it? Or could it save the world?
Dilation represents the first in a new partnership between B7 Media and Par-Sec Productions
Written and directed by Max Hochard of Par-Sec Productions, it’s Par-Sec’s first collaboration with B7 Media. B7 Media’s Executive Producer, Andrew Mark Sewell, says, “When we were first approached by Par-sec Productions we were immediately struck by the originality of writer/director Max Hochrad’s work. For us Dilation reflected the production values that have become the hallmark of B7 Media’s audio dramas. Immersive drama, creating environments that sound real and lived-in.
“He’s crafted a disturbing near future thriller. A talented yet comparatively unknown cast help to pull you into a story that combines concepts of time travel with a modern political thriller, delivering a truly fresh take on the genre. Suffice to say we look forward to future collaborations with Max and his talented team at Par-sec.”
Hochard himself is similarly enthusiastic about the team-up. “When creating Dilation, I wanted to write something that was entertaining and thrilling, but also plausible and accessible, a projected view of life that people could relate to. In fact, one of the themes that crept in was isolation, both personal and political, which, I believe, reflects the current political climate. I’m really excited to be collaborating with B7 Media to help bring the story to a wide audience.”
Starring Sioned Jones, Rebecca Ross and Angus Brown
Missing for over 40 years, gifted scientist AMANDA HIGGS (Sioned Jones) mysteriously reappears, revealing her invention from the past. A device designed to solve the world’s energy problems, but the UK now is an unfamiliar, dangerous and fragmented country controlled by the Forman Corporation. Amanda’s only hope for survival is by confronting her controversial past. But who can she trust before it’s too late?
Written and Directed by Max Hochrad
A Par-sec Production in association with B7 Media
Running Time: 75mins
Dilation can be bought as a digital download directly from the B7 Media online shop.