Private Project

The Cold Caller

A woman awakes after being drugged to find herself tied up in a dingy, decrepit room, with a psychopath for company. Locating her belongings, she attempts to reach the outside world, but instead, it reaches out to her.

  • Lee Charlish
    Director
    Snow, Pig Dream, ninetofive, Trigger Happy Birthday, Mother, Spider, Scarecrow, Return from the Moon
  • Lee Charlish
    Writer
    Snow, Pig Dream, ninetofive, Trigger Happy Birthday, Mother, Spider, Scarecrow, Return from the Moon
  • Lee Charlish
    Producer
    Snow, Pig Dream, ninetofive, Trigger Happy Birthday, Mother, Spider, Scarecrow, Return from the Moon
  • Marian Elizabeth
    Key Cast
    "The Victim"
  • Mark Hancock
    Key Cast
    "The Psychopath"
  • Stuart Walker
    Key Cast
    "The Cold Caller"
  • Jessica Peck
    Make Up
  • Lee Charlish
    Camera Operators
  • Damien Trent
    Camera Operators
  • Lee Charlish
    Production Design
  • Lee Charlish
    Editor
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Horror
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 56 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 25, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    480 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • The People's Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    Semi-Finalist
  • De Profundis Horror Short Film Festival
    Salford
    United Kingdom
    March 31, 2019
    Premiere
  • Sunderland Shorts Film Festival
    Sunderland
    United Kingdom
    May 10, 2019
  • Midsummer Scream Halloween and Horror Convention
    California
    United States
    August 3, 2019
    US Premiere
  • Barnes Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
  • Wirksworth Film Festival
    Wirksworth
    United Kingdom
    Winner - Best Short Film
  • Out of the Can Film Festival
    Derby
    United Kingdom
    Nominee - Best Horror Film
  • Bottle Smoke Film Festival
    Stoke
    United Kingdom
  • Sick 'n' Wrong Film Festival
    Orlando
    United States
  • Haunted House FearFest
    Morecambe
    United Kingdom
  • Northern Frights Film Festival
    Sudbury, Ontario
    Canada
  • Birmingham Film Festival
    Birmingham
    United Kingdom
    November 9, 2019
    Nominee - Best Local Film
  • Horror-On-Sea Film Festival
    Southend-On-Sea
    United Kingdom
    January 11, 2020
Director Biography - Lee Charlish

The Cold Caller is Lee Charlish's eighth short film. His previous films Snow (2014), Pig Dream (2016), ninetofive (2017), Trigger Happy Birthday (2017), Mother (2017), Spider (2017) and Scarecrow (2018) have appeared in festivals worldwide. Snow was chosen as the Best Animation at the inaugural Macoproject Film Festival in 2017 and Pig Dream won the DepicT! British Special Mention Award at the 2016 Encounters Film Festival in Bristol, United Kingdom. ninetofive won the Midlands Movies Best Animated Film in 2018. Mother won the Best Short Screenplay Award at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Film Festival in India (2017). Spider was nominated for the DepicT! Award 2018 at the Encounters Film Festival in Bristol, UK. Scarecrow will be shown on Sky as part of The Short Film Show in 2019. Lee's films have been shown in the UK, Dublin, Europe, India, USA and Canada.

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