The Call is a short drama narrative by LA filmmaker Aisha Schliesser. The film features multiple characters, two of which we get to know, but only one of whom we get to see. As the film unwinds, so too does a relationship. The Call challenges us to watch something that feels very personal and reactionary. This film plays upon the many choices available in a person's behavior. Thought provoking, we question - what would I do if that happened to me?
Aisha Schliesser 'The inspiration for this film began with the pandemic. The desire to create something last spring when the world shut down and the prospects of work seemed unknown. I wanted to make something meaningful but safe, with minimal resources and crew. Luckily I had access to a beautiful location and was inspired to write an emotionally messy story that would be juxtaposed with the meticulously maintained environment. The theme of betrayal is one that I think everyone can identify with. For an added challenge, I decided to have our actor (Juno Temple) play both roles- our protagonist on screen and her foil on the phone. I hope this opens up the film to further interpretation. Did this conversation really happen? I’ll let you decide.'
written and directed by @aishaschliessler
produced by @aishaschliessler @lukearreguin
director of photography @jeff_tomcho
production designer @nmgroce
music and score @rhye
hair and makeup @anissaemily
production manager @bailsofhayo
production coordinator @katie.sarrels
first AC @devinkeebler
chief lighting technician @bwsowell
sound mixer @ryancarman
sound designer @bill_sheppard
set stills @state_lines