Hotline

André, a drag queen who, after a long night out, can't seem to shake off the restless energy pulsating through his veins. Rather than going to bed, he picks up the phone and dials a stranger on a hotline. As their conversation becomes increasingly sexual and revealing, André peels back the layers of his glittering persona to reveal his true self, all while the stranger on the other end delves deeper into his violent fantasies. Exploring themes of queer identity, loneliness, and sexual expression, "Hotline" is a raw and unflinching look at the depths of human desire and the risks we take to connect with each other.

  • Adam Cronstedt
    Director
  • Adam Cronstedt
    Writer
  • Adam Cronstedt
    Producer
  • Simon Rodriguez
    Key Cast
    "André the drag queen"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Signaler
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 4, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Sweden
  • Country of Filming:
    Sweden
  • Language:
    Swedish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Alexa
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.39:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Adam Cronstedt

Adam Cronstest (b.1995) is a Swedish film director who's films often portray thought provoking takes on human expression, identity and violence, often from a queer perspective. Since an early age he has been captivated by the world of theatre and cinema. Drawing on his background in acting and theater, he takes a hands-on approach to working with actors and crew, emphasizing collaboration and rehearsal in order to bring his vision to life.
He is currently finishing his studies at the Stockholm University of the Arts and has been dedicated to pushing the boundaries of cinema and challenging audiences to confront raw and unspoken aspects of human desire and connection. As he looks to the future, Adam's next step involves developing his first feature film and continuing to contribute to the growth of queer representation in Swedish and international cinema.

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Director Statement

As the writer and director of "Hotline," my aim was to create a raw portrayal of queer identity and sexual expression. Drawing from my experience working as a drag queen for a decade, I wanted to delve into the complexities of queer representation and the loneliness that often accompanies it. Through the character of André, we explore the layers of his glittering persona and the struggles he faces in revealing his true self to the world.

Together with our talented cast and crew, we explored the layers of intimacy and desire through a phone conversation, capturing the risks we take to connect with each other in the digital age. Through André's conversation with a stranger on the other end of the hotline, we delve into the depths of human desire and the violent fantasies that can emerge.

With this film, I hope to bring attention to the underrepresented narratives of queer individuals and create a platform for more queer cinema in the future. Our goal was to deliver a powerful and unapologetic portrayal of queer experiences that we wish resonates with audiences and spark important conversations about queer identity, loneliness, and sexual expression.