Earth to Echo

Four young friends try to help an injured alien named Echo return home in this sci-fi adventure

Apr 29, 2014 | By Kelli Plasket

Tuck (played by Astro), Emma (Ella Wahlestedt), Munch (Reese Hartwig), and Alex (Teo Halm) band together to help an alien find his way home in the sci-fi adventure Earth to Echo.

Rated PG (for some action and danger and mild language)

Release Date: July 2

Directed by David Green

Starring Astro, Teo Halm, Reese Hartwig, Ella Wahlestedt

Three close friends who share a neighborhood—Tuck (played by Astro), Munch (Reese Hartwig), and Alex (Teo Halm)—are about to be separated. Their families are all moving away because of a highway construction project. But shortly before the move, the boys receive mysterious signals on their cell phones. Armed with their phones and video cameras, the young friends go on a nighttime adventure tracking down the source of the messages: a small, injured alien named Echo. The boys befriend Echo and—with the help of classmate Emma (Ella Wahlestedt)—try to help the little alien find his way home. But danger may be ahead as they discover a connection between Echo and the construction project . Astro told TFK he relates to his character, Tuck. “Tuck doesn’t settle for any lazy answers,” he says. “He likes to discover.”

Did You Know?

Relativity Media, the studio behind Earth to Echo, teamed up with for a contest for young game-makers called Code: Echo. Kids can enter the contest solo or with a team or classroom by creating an interactive game themed to the movie to win a cash prize and a hometown screening. Find out more at

Check back later this summer for a Q&A with Astro, who plays Tuck.