Sriyani, an idealistic and overtaxed social worker of Sri Lankan descent, is a counselor at a telephone help line. She has built her life around helping others, but always at the expense of those closest to her.
So who is going to defend Sriyani when she is hypnotized by a caller on her phone tonight?
RECEIVER is a chamber horror film about toxic masculinity, isolation, and the commodification of empathy.
Cavan Campbell was raised on Prince Edward Island, Canada, his Island father a painter and his Sri Lankan mother a writer. Introduced first to those arts independently, filmmaking proved the natural synthesis of these early loves, and those islands.
Cavan’s films have screened and been awarded on three continents, and his previous film HANGNAIL was lauded by Academy Award®-winner Paul Haggis as “very powerful, wonderful filmmaking”.
He has worked for nearly 20 years in film & TV production, a contributor to international feature films (It, xXx: Return of Xander Cage), series television (Star Trek: Discovery, Heroes Reborn), and commercials. Making his home in Toronto, he is a member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees.