Dispatch, an episodic story told in four parts, follows a small-town police dispatcher named Ted (Martin Starr) on the worst night of his life. What begins as a domestic violence call quickly cascades into a host of attacks across town, and the local police are struggling to keep up. Every new call sheds light on Ted's inner torments and pushes him closer toward danger.

Police dispatchers are trained to see with sound. Every door slam, tire screech, and piercing scream paints a picture in their minds. The visual world of Dispatch unfolds inside Ted's imagination as he wades through the soundscape, advising terrified callers and listening for clues. Ted yearns to be at the scene of the crime, to be given the chance to really help someone.

He's about to get what he wished for.

Dispatch debuted its first episode at the 2017 Venice Film Festival and followed with the entire series premiering at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. It was most recently nominated for a 2018 Webby Award.

 

 
 

 

Credits

 

Director
Ed Robles
 

Executive Producers
Yelena Rachitsky

Patrick Milling-Smith

Madelaine Guppy

Luisa Murray
 

Director of Photography
Philip Jackson

 

Editor
Alex Gamble

 

Music
Kyle Woods

 

Sound
Matt Yocum

Client
Oculus
 

Producers
Samantha Storr

Susan Applegate
 

Associate Producer
Dorian Dargan

 

Lead Developers
Nicholas Pittom

Jason Storey

 

3D Artists
James Kearsley

Richard Tongeman

 
 

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