The Phone Call (2013 film)

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The Phone Call
The Phone Call poster.png
Film poster
Directed by Mat Kirkby
Written by
Starring Sally Hawkins
Edited by Lizzy Graham
Release date
  • 20 October 2013 (2013-10-20)
Running time
20 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

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 Academy Award 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), a distraught caller, from a suicide attempt following the death of his wife.[2]



  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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