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The award-winning short film by writer/director L. Marcus Williams, inspired by his own experience as both a crisis hotline operator and a survivor of attempted suicide.


She is a woman in despair who calls a suicide hotline — not for help, but to say goodbye. He is the operator who takes her call, who must do everything he can to keep her on the line. Will he lose her... or will she find the will to live?

Recipient of a Student Grant from the National Board of Review, and nominated for Best Short Film of 2018 by the critics at UK Film Review, LIFELINE is a loving tribute to the people who fight for us and to the survivor in all of us.

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