The Vast of Night

The Vast of Night

The Vast of Night is a 2019 American science fiction mystery film directed by Andrew Patterson, and starring Sierra McCormick and Jake Horowitz. The film is written by Andrew Patterson (under the pseudonym James Montague) and Craig W. Sanger. The film is set in 1950s New Mexico, where a young switchboard operator and a radio disc jockey discover a mysterious audio frequency that could be extraterrestrial in origin.


In 1950s Cayuga, New Mexico, teenage disc jockey Everett helps prepare for a high school basketball game. He and his friend Fay test out her new tape recorder, and Everett walks her to her job as a switchboard operator before starting his own night shift at the radio station. Fay listens to Everett's show, which is interrupted by a mysterious audio signal. Fielding calls about a strange wind-like phenomenon from the sky, she hears the same signal over the phone line; her connections drop when she calls friends about the signal. Fay calls Everett, who asks his listeners for information about the signal, which he broadcasts on the air.