‘The Telephone’ is the second part of a planned trilogy of short horror films made and produced by Nine Ladies Film, who are based in Wirksworth, Derbyshire.
The film stars Nigel Barber (Mission Impossible 5, Spectre (James Bond)) playing the role of Max and Bern Deegan (Hideaways, The Honeymooners), supported by Rachel Prince in the role of Jane.
When Richard arrives in a small town, following the receipt of a letter and glassfish sent to his newspaper office, he is unaware of what he is about to become embroiled in. Intrigued by the story of a mysterious disappearance of a young woman Jane. Richard takes a room in the pub, the last place Jane was known to be alive. Awakened one night by an old telephone that seems to ring endlessly and then a chance encounter with the spectral image of a young woman, Richard decides to question the owner. Max an abstract artist denies ever seeing or putting up the woman in question. Richard is told ‘The Telephone’ must be in his imagination. Richard’s instincts tell him there is more to the story. Is the ghostly figure seen late at night, that of Jane? Could the telephone ringing truly just be in his head? If you heard the ringing, would you be prepared to answer what lies at the end of the phone?
The film is written and directed by Stuart Wheeldon. He is joined by award winning videographer/photographer George Peck who takes on the role of Director of Photography and music for the film is composed by Jordan Frater.