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

Client
Oculus

Creator
Ed Robles

Executive Producers
Yelena Rachitsky, Patrick Milling-Smith, Madelaine Guppy, Luisa Murray

Producers
Samantha Storr, Susan Applegate

Associate Producer
Dorian Dargan

Director of Photography
Philip Jackson

Editor
Alex Gamble

Music
Kyle Woods

Sound
Matt Yocum

Lead Developers
Nicholas Pittom, Jason Storey

3D Artists
James Kearsley, Richard Tongeman


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