Operator

2015
7.4| 0h6m| en| More Info
Released: 03 October 2015 Released
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Official Website: http://www.operatorshortfilm.com/
Synopsis

An Emergency Services Operator in a Fire Control Room has just started a long night shift when she picks up a call from a desperate young mother. An hour previously, Gemma had fallen asleep in front of the television and has now woken to find the room full of smoke. Her three year old son is trapped in his bedroom upstairs. Flames have started to creep down the stairs that Gemma must use in order to reach him. The operator’s guidance is all that Gemma can rely on in order to survive.

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Director

Caroline Bartleet

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Exoticalot People are voting emotionally.
MusicChat It's complicated... I really like the directing, acting and writing but, there are issues with the way it's shot that I just can't deny. As much as I love the storytelling and the fantastic performance but, there are also certain scenes that didn't need to exist.
FirstWitch A movie that not only functions as a solid scarefest but a razor-sharp satire.
Fulke Great example of an old-fashioned, pure-at-heart escapist event movie that doesn't pretend to be anything that it's not and has boat loads of fun being its own ludicrous self.
Horst in Translation (filmreviews@web.de) "Operator" is a British 6-minute live action short film from 2015. It is the only effort as writer and director so far by actress Caroline Bartleet and it was quite a start for her as she managed to win a BAFTA for her work here. The topic is basically stories told in every day life. We follow a woman whose job it is to accept call at a hotline that deals with fires and it is her task to send firefighters to burning places. Of course, there is always the option that she is the last person to talk to somebody if they die in a fire or maybe even hear them (and their beloved ones, their child e.g. like in this one here) die during the phone call. So with this aspect there is no further need for fictitious drama as it is all so real. And it was a truly tense watch. the best moment was probably the moment of silence because it was so relaxing after the call and yet seconds later, it all starts again. After watching this one, you can only pay utmost respect to those who work in this field really. As for the film itself, it is almost a documentary only with a script and actors. I am not too sure if I would say it is really awards-worthy, but I enjoyed seeing it (if you can even say that) and I recommend checking it out for sure. Also a pretty touching little film.
Hellmant 'OPERATOR': Three Stars (Out of Five)A 6.5-minute dramatic thriller short film; about an emergency- services operator, that's trying to help a frightened woman, and her 3-year- old son, escape a house fire. The short was written and directed by actress, turned first time filmmaker, Caroline Bartleet. Kate Dickie stars in the movie, as the operator. I think the story is a great idea for a short flick, and I really respect the people who actually do those jobs (and have to deal with real life scenarios, like the one in this movie), but I still think the film could have been even better. The acting is decent (from Dickie), and Bartleet does an adequate enough job building some tension; but I think a lot more could have been done with the material. I just wasn't quite feeling it. I also saw a similar short film, called 'THE PHONE CALL' (a few years ago); that actually won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film (in 2014). That short is about a crisis center hot-line operator, that has to deal with a very intense suicide caller. It's a much better film, by comparison.Watch our movie review show 'MOVIE TALK' at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJwjSDWrIEM