Experiencing Interruptions?


A look at the experience of a crisis counselor and the shared humanity between texter and operator.

  • Mason Boilla
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  • Mason Boilla
  • Mason Boilla
  • Chris Priedemann
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Realistic Fiction
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 28, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Naugatuck Valley Community College
Director - Mason Boilla
Director Statement

OPERATOR was inspired by my friend Chris Priedemann's 3-years experience as a crisis prevention hotline counselor. It represents -- in fictional fashion -- the struggles a crisis counselor encounters; maintaining boundaries while still connecting with a texter, being anonymous, and above all, helping another human find a place in the world for the moment.