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10/21/19

A Fly on the 4th Wall is proud to announce that LIFELINE has won four major awards at this year's Festival of the Moving Image in New York City: Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Student Short!

 

We want to thank everyone at the Artists Forum for this incredible honor and for sharing our story with your audience. It was a wonderful close to our festival run.

 

And to those of you who missed it, LIFELINE is now playing on Amazon Prime Video at lifeline.watch/amazon

 

09/30/19

SCREENING UPDATE: The Festival of the Moving Image, brought to you by the Artists Forum in New York City, will present LIFELINE on Friday, October 18, at 8:30 PM.

 

This will mark our final film festival, and it could be your last chance to see LIFELINE on the big screen. Buy your tickets now, and thank you for all the love and support.

 

09/06/19

LIFELINE is an Official Selection at this year's Festival of the Moving Image! 

 

Presented by the Artists Forum in New York, thirty short films from around the world will be showcased from October 17 to 19, at the Dolby Screening Room in Midtown Manhattan. You can read the Official Press Release here!

 

Stay on the line...

 

06/12/19

LIFELINE is coming to television!

ShortsTV has purchased the rights to broadcast our film on their channel! This is an incredible opportunity to reach an audience beyond the festival circuit, and we want to thank everyone at ShortsTV for making it possible.

 

To learn more about the "HBO of short films" — including how to access it on cable or online — take a peek here. And be sure to stay on the line for showtimes...

 

05/29/19

Today marks one year since the premiere of LIFELINE at the Brooklyn College Film Festival!

 

Since then, the film has won a couple of awards, played at a few festivals, and gotten its fair share of good reviews... But nothing compares to the honor of sharing our story with all of you. We thank you for your love and support. It's been quite a year.

 

05/20/19

A special thanks to the Harlem International Film Festival! Each film was challenging, enlightening, and important, and we were proud to have LIFELINE among them.

 

05/10/19

Thank you everyone at the NYC Independent Film Festival! It was a privilege to have our film screened before your audience.

 

05/01/19

SCREENING UPDATE: The Harlem International Film Festival presents LIFELINE on Saturday, May 18, at 4 PM, at the Dwyer Cultural Center in New York City!

Buy your tickets now!

 

04/22/19

MORE BIG NEWS FROM THE FESTIVAL CIRCUIT: LIFELINE is an Official Selection at this year's Harlem International Film Festival!

We want to thank everyone at "Hi" for including our film in what promises to be a very diverse and prestigious program. Screenings will be presented at theaters throughout Harlem, from May 16 to May 19. To learn more about it, take a peek here!

 

04/03/19

FREE SCREENING: This coming Tuesday, April 9, at Macaulay Honors College in Manhattan, LIFELINE will be presented by the New York Film/Video Council!

 

It will be one in a series of films representing alumni of the Brooklyn College Film Department. Screenings are open to the public, free of charge, starting at 6 PM and followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. We hope you can come, and we're looking forward to seeing some old friends — and their films — again.

 

03/13/19

SCREENING UPDATE: LIFELINE will be featured at the NYC Independent Film Festival on Thursday, May 9, at the Producers Club in Midtown Manhattan! 

 

Buy your tickets now!

 

03/04/19

L. Marcus Williams, writer/director of LIFELINE, has been interviewed by Occhi Magazine! Here's a sneak peek...

"When I called 'cut' on the last shot, there was such palpable emotion in the room. It was very cathartic for a lot of us. Me because of my history with suicidal thoughts, my actors because they each knew people who had chosen suicide. We were hugging each other and laughing and crying at the same time. It was really beautiful."

 

You can read the whole interview here.

 

02/11/19

NOW PLAYING ON AMAZON PRIME VIDEO: LIFELINE, the award-winning short film by L. Marcus Williams, inspired by his own experience as both a crisis hotline operator and a survivor of attempted suicide.

 

Watch it now at www.lifeline.watch/amazon

 

02/04/19

LIFELINE has been reviewed by the reputable Film Threat Magazine! 

 

Awarding the film 8 out of 10 stars, managing editor Alan Ng writes that its visual language is "stunning," and that it showcases "two powerful, yet subtle performances from Katlin Leslie and Dan Parilis." You can read the full review here.

 

02/04/19

Yet another rave review of LIFELINE

 

"Powerfully compelling [and] beautifully unflinching," writes film blogger Kirk Fernwood (a.k.a. One Film Fan). "A blunt force hit to the soul." You can read the rest of the review here.

 

01/25/19

BIG NEWS FROM THE FESTIVAL CIRCUIT: LIFELINE is an Official Selection at the 10th Annual New York City Independent Film Festival!

 

We want to thank everyone else at NYCIFF for this terrific opportunity. Festival screenings will take place at theaters throughout Manhattan, from May 5 through May 12. To learn more about it, take a peek here!

 

01/14/19

Check out the latest review of LIFELINE, coming soon to AMAZON PRIME VIDEO! 

"[Filmmaker] L. Marcus Williams is pure genius!" writes the team at Indie Shorts Mag. "LIFELINE offers hope to those on the brink of giving up." You can read the entire review here.

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