Lost Hope

A kindhearted teacher is faced with a difficult decision when one of his students opens up about her suicidal tendencies and then begs him not report it.

  • Christian Lee
  • Christian Lee
  • Christian Lee
  • Scot Burbank
    Key Cast
    "Mr. Decker"
  • Maddi Olea
    Key Cast
  • John Cordova
    Key Cast
    "Mr. Gibson"
  • Christian Lee
  • Christian Lee
  • Christian Lee
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 13, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • South Georgian Bay Film Festival
    Ontario, Canada
    Official Selection
  • Lift-Off Global Network

    Official Selection
  • Our Voices Film Festival
    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Vancouver Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Christian Lee

Christian Lee is an independent filmmaker, who writes, directs, produces, edits, shoots, and scores all of his short films. His focus as a storyteller is to shine a light on characters who aren’t often portrayed in film.

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Director Statement

Lost Hope is a film I’ve been anticipating to make for a while. Although, I was hesitant because of its’ naturally difficult topic: teen suicide. I believe teen suicide is a huge problem in our society. The suicide rate for teenagers between the ages of ten and seventeen went up 70% between 2006 and 2016. And it still continues to be one of the main causes of death for Americans. I feel one of the first steps to solving this issue is by recognizing how dangerous and effective it truly is. Sometimes, we don’t pay much attention to all the problematic events unfolding around us and hence, become desensitized. That being said, my end goal is for this film to promote awareness concerning the topic of teen suicide and suicide in general by showcasing a tragic event, how it came to be, and the truly devastating effect it has on those involved for future prevention.