The Phone Call (2013 film)

The Phone Call is a 2013 British short drama film. It was directed by Mat Kirkby and written by Kirkby and James Lucas. It won the Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film at the 87th Academy Awards.[1] The film stars Sally Hawkins as Heather, a crisis hotline counsellor trying to dissuade Stanley (Jim Broadbent), an unseen distraught caller, from a suicide attempt following the death of his wife.[2]

The Phone Call
Film poster
Directed byMat Kirkby
Written by
StarringSally Hawkins
Edited byLizzy Graham
Release date
  • 20 October 2013 (2013-10-20)
Running time
20 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom



  1. "Oscars 2015: Nominations list". BBC News. 23 February 2015. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  2. Pulver, Andrew (19 February 2015). "How two British short film-makers turned rejection into an Oscars nod". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
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