Alexis, a sound engineer, helps an aspiring musician, Josh, win the drum machine of his dreams in a competition in a mall. She mentors him and helps him find his groove to compose the winning beat. Once he submits his creation, it triggers a chain reaction revealing the competition booth to be a gruesome contraption. Through Josh’ beat and a horrific death, Alexis’ creative design comes to fruition directing the macabre music she envisioned. Grimmfest says: CONDUCTOR seamlessly shifts from naturalism to grand guignol. It’s an absurdist shock piece; it’s genuinely nasty and mean spirited, very well-made and well-acted; it takes its time to establish characters, and involve us in their narrative, before suddenly pulling the shocking reveal. Both funny and disturbing.