North American Premiere

A Signal Across Space

Passive Spherical Video

A Signal Across Space / Arwydd Drwy’r Awyr

Directed by:

Tracy Spottiswoode


Wales, UK


53m 0s


The first ever wireless messages across open water were transmitted between Flat Holm Island and Lavernock Point on the coast of Wales in 1897 by Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi.

Inspired by Marconi’s experiment, this 360VR film weaves a mesmerising, mysterious and dreamlike tapestry of stories from the history, mythology, language and nature of the area surrounding Lavernock.

The first artistic VR experience in Welsh and English, A Signal Across Space / Arwydd Drwy’r Awyr invites the audience to commune in rituals both familiar and strange, embarking on an emotional and evocative journey through the many layers of this real yet magical place.

Director Bio:

Tracy Spottiswoode Tracy is an award winning Welsh writer-director working in film, animation, TV, theatre, radio and immersive XR. She began her career as actor and designer before moving into writing and directing.

Time spent studying and working in former Czechoslovakia inspired many cold war themed projects including her first animated film CODENAME CORGI, recipient of 6 major awards including 2 x BAFTA Cymru, 1st at BAF and Gold at Chicago International Film Festival. Further animations followed as well as radio and theatre plays, TV series and original feature screenplays.

Between 2010-2017 Tracy worked with Ffilm Cymru Wales as Development Exec and BFI NETWORK Manager, overseeing a slate of 50 features in development and exec producing more than 40 short films, as well as managing training and mentoring schemes in partnership with S4C, BBC and Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival.

In 2018 Tracy received a Creative Wales Award to research and develop narrative storytelling in XR. She created A FREQUENCY AT LAVERNOCK/AMLEDD YN LARNOG, the first artistic 360 VR experience in Welsh and English, which premiered at FIVARS in LA and has been shown at festivals worldwide. Her new bilingual immersive project A SIGNAL ACROSS SPACE / ARWYDD DRWY’R AWYR premiered at the Wales Millennium Centre in November 2022.

A Signal Across Space