Grad’s film delves into mysterious disappearance

A film by a UWindsor English grad will enjoy its premiere Thursday, February 2, at 7:30 p.m. in room 121, Biology Building.

Matt St. Amand (BA 1995, MA 2000) wrote Call In, which he describes as a short “found footage” film that traces the disappearance of Steve Shell, the host of a conspiracy call-in radio show who walked out during a 2011 broadcast and hasn't been seen or heard from since.

“The film is somewhat experimental,” says St. Amand. “It's a radio play set to images shot around the city of Windsor.”

St. Amand was unable to secure a recording of Shell's final broadcast; his docudrama uses actors — several with a campus connection — to recreate the show. Among the voices on his soundtrack are those of classics professor Max Nelson and acting grad Mark Lefebvre (BFA 1988).

Thursday's screening is free and open to the public; the filmmakers will offer DVD copies of the 32-minute docudrama for sale at $5 each. From here, they hope to enter the film in festival showings and competition.

Watch a trailer of St. Amand’s film: