American rock band Alice In Chains have made a sci-fi film with Oscar-winning writer Nick Vallelonga called Black Antenna.
The film comes in collaboration with the band’s most recent album Rainier Fog, their sixth full-length record to date. In what is a 90-minute sci-fi thriller, drummer Sean Kinney explained it is a project that the band have always contemplated but admitted it grew beyond even their own expectations: “We’ve always toyed with the idea of creating videos for every song on one of our albums. Not only did we do that for Rainier Fog, it got totally out of hand and we made a whole goddamn movie,” he said. “Everything that will be seen in the videos will be footage from Black Antenna to preface the complete film’s release.”
Produced and starring Vallelonga—who famously scooped an Oscar for his recent work on Best Picture winning film Green Book—the film tells the story of telepathic thieves with designs on building an antenna that can help them communicate with “their people back home.”
“Alpha and his daughter Beta drive across California in silence, speaking only telepathically,” a synopsis reads on IMDb. “Along the way, the daughter seduces men, stealing from them to help Alpha build an antenna so that he can send a message to their people at home. At the same time, the duo is being tracked down and must avoid being killed.”
See the videos below and keep an eye out for Vallelonga who appears as the cashier in the film’s first episode.