Director: Deva Blaisdell-Anderson (Woman) and Lee Miller (Man)
Producer: Deva Blaisdell-Anderson
Writer: Lee Miller
Cinematographer: Phillip Lima
Editor: Deva Blaisdell-Anderson
Production Designer: Emily Peters
Synopsis: When Beth (Camryn Manheim), a seasoned crisis hotline worker begins her shift, it seems like a regular night on the frontlines, resolving the myriad crises of strangers. But, when she answers a call from a suicidal sex offender, she enters new territory. Sensing his fragile state, she breaks the golden rule for her profession and shares personal information with the caller. As their conversation takes unfamiliar and uneasy turns, Beth immediately regrets her decision to open up. Holding the callers life in her hands, Beth must now confront her own demons in order to save his life.
Saturday, September 29th 6:00 p.m.
Web Site: www.hotlinethemovie.com
Deva Blaisdell-Anderson is a producer, director and editor whose films and music videos have screened at festivals coast to coast. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in cinema studies and production from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Deva is a senior producer at an award-winning Bay Area production company. Deva produced and co-directed "Hotline" with screenwriter Lee Miller (Lessons in Self-Defense).
Lee Miller is the writer, director, and producer of the acclaimed youth prison documentary, Real Time, and feature narrative, Tween. His film, Lessons in Self-Defense, starring Alfred Molina, was recently sold to Shorts International and is available on iTunes. He directed the tv pilot Dangerous Women and worked as editor on several feature and short films, including "Diamond Confidential", which won a Silver Lei at the Honolulu Film Awards. Lee is an Oscars Nicholl fellowship quarterfinalist, IFP New York & Sundance Producers Lab alum and has advanced to the Sundance Screenwriting Lab three times. Miller earned his B.A. from Goddard College and MFA from Emerson College.