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Callmeister

A young woman faces her telephobia and does whatever it takes to overcome it.

  • Sage Drake
    Director
    His Good Wife, Good For One Free Hug, and Lost Track.
  • Sage Drake
    Writer
    His Good Wife, Good For One Free Hug, and Lost Track.
  • Sanelle Sibanda
    Producer
    Zola, His Good Wife, Good For One Free Hug, and Lost Track.
  • Paige Laree Poucel
    Key Cast
    “Paige”
    Lighter Than Air
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Thriller, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 22 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 26, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    100 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Canon EOS 5D Mark 3
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.78
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Los Angeles Film Awards
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Official Selection
  • West Coast International Film Festival

    Best Comedy/Best Actress Paige Laree Poucel
  • New York Film Awards

    Best Microfilm Award
  • Caldas Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • Independent Shorts Awards
    Los Angeles
    Silver Award: Best Microfilm
  • Oniros Film Awards

    Finalist
  • Indie Short Fest

    Official Selection
  • Sunny Side Up Film Festival
    Oklahoma
    United States
    March 23, 2019
    Official Selection
  • San Francisco Frozen Film Festival
    San Francisco
    San Francisco Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Wirksworth 3 Minute Film Festival

    United Kingdom Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Sage Drake

Sage Christian Drake studied filmmaking at the College of San Mateo. A San Francisco freelance photographer/videographer of weddings, indie music videos, promotional videos, documentaries and other productions.

Directed the award-winning short films HIS GOOD WIFE, LOST TRACK, and GOOD FOR ONE FREE HUG.

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Director Statement

They say you should make films on what you know. Well, I do remember years ago I actually experienced severe phone phobia or telephobia. It came from receiving the diagnosis of my incurable disease, and from that, it made telephone conversations so difficult for me to speak to anyone. But thank God with therapy I overcame that. I still get shy from time to time but not to the point where it was unbearable. So I took the experiences and turned it into a thriller but I also love comedy and thought it would be cool and treat it like a dark comedy as well.

I think this mini short film has served its purpose and hope everyone will feel the heartache from the character and maybe a good laugh in the end.