The phone call

2015 Shortlist Finalist

The phone call

Dir: Mat Kirkby

UK, 2013, Fiction

20 Minutes


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Film Synopsis: 
Congratulations to 'The Phone Call' on their Oscar Win!
When a shy lady (Sally Hawkins) who works in a helpline call center takes a phone call from a distraught man (Jim Broadbent), she has no idea that the encounter will change her life forever.
About the director: 
Mat Kirkby is a music video and commercials director from London. He has made videos for Adele, Muse and Basement Jaxx and has had over 100 million hits on Youtube. He is currently developing a number of feature film scripts and eating too much cake.
Cast & Credits: 
Mat Kirkby & James Lucas
Mat Kirkby & James Lucas
RSA Films
Sally Hawkins, Jim Broadbent
Derry O'Brien -
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  • Aspen 2014 (Winner Youth Jury Prize)
  • Tribeca 2014 (Winner Best Narrative Short)
  • Krakow 2014 (Winner Best Narrative Short)
  • Dresden 2014 (Winner Golden Horseman)
  • Short Shorts Tokyo 2014 (Winner Audience Award)
  • London Film Festival (Official Selection)
  • Miami Film Festival (Official Selection)
  • Montreal Film Festival (Official Selection)
  • Sydney Film Festival (Official Selection)
  • Seattle Film Festival (Official Selection)
  • Rhode Island Film Festival (Official Selection)
  • LA Shorts Film Festival (Official Selection)
  • Cork (Official Selection)
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