FREQUENCY — A NOVELLA BY JOHN REIZER
Black Rock Observatory, in Tryon, North Carolina, is a privately-owned radio telescope searching for extraterrestrial life. The facility’s giant satellite dish hits pay dirt on New Year’s Eve 2024 as a graduate student, Ronald Phillips, records a strange alien message from a distant galaxy.
A press conference ensues, and the country is informed of the discovery through national television. The recording uploads quickly on Black Rock’s website, and the alien message goes viral. Public reaction is enthusiastic, and the observatory gains publicity through news and social media outlets.
After the recording’s release, many people become infected by a mystery illness. The disease causes tumors in the brains of its victims and noticeable changes in their personalities. Some of the stricken are interviewed by two neurosurgeons, Doctors Kevin Dyar and James Ketterly. Their research leads them to an unthinkable conclusion: The cause of the disease is connected to the observatory.
In a race against time, the neurosurgeons desperately search for a cure to an alien plague that has originated 2.2 billion light-years from Earth.
The Target List Movie – August 2021
The Target List pilot movie is a high-energy, fast-paced medical-action-thriller about the creation of a life-saving health care instrument and big pharma’s attempt to suppress the technology.
The pilot movie is a shorter version of the full feature screenplay written by MJ Palo and John Reizer.
The Target List is now in post-production, where the sound design, music score, and VFX enhancements are being incorporated into the film.