Amateur radio operators across the country reported hearing Amelia Earhart’s distress calls on their shortwave radios after her disappearance over the Pacific in July 1937.
We imagined our central character, Eleanor Berg, a 13-year-old in San Clemente, California confined to her room on a summer day because she was recently stricken with polio. Hearing the famous aviator on her shortwave motivates Eleanor to finish the building the radio kit her grandfather gave her. Although she feels isolated, technology allows her to connect with the world.
The film has a runtime of 11 minutes. Check out the trailer below!