By now, I’m sure it’s been well-documented that we here at S&A want to see more directors of African descent working with the sci-fi genre, so I’m always on the alert for films that meet that criteria… like this one, from Marcus Stokes, a short film titled The Signal, which stars Michael Ealy.

In a world saved from a global energy crisis by a new form of wireless power, an ex-scientist turned fugitive must save the city from the fatal side effects of his own invention 

The film was executive produced by Ealy’s Think Like A Man director Tim Story, and co-stars Grace Phipps of Vampire Diaries fame.

Watch the 8-minute piece below: