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Dispatch: A Short (and Very Powerful) Film
Author: Randall D. Larson
DISPATCH: A rookie 9-1-1 dispatcher receives a bizarre phone call, plunging him into a horrific waiting game.
Based on a true story, DISPATCH is a short film that was made to bring awareness and honor to all emergency dispatchers and what they do for our communities.
Directed by Caleb Hermann and starring Tosin Morohunfola, Jeff Staab, Sarah McGuire, Aaron Hermann, the film is an intense and insightful story about a recent incident that some of you may recall reading about. Evoking the reality of the 9-1-1 dispatch environment and featuring authentic and sensitive performances, the film provides a sobering look at the reality of the 9-1-1 dispatcher as that vital link between public and public safety, and the rare qualities that characterize those who dedicate themselves towards serving their community – both in non-emergency situations and, as this film shows, in their most dire hour of need.
Watch the full 6:56 minute video on youtube
Watch the film's trailer on vimeo
For more information, see the production company’s web site at www.resoluteproductions.net
RELATED STORY: Behind the Scenes of DISPATCH: 9-1-1 Magazine spoke with Caleb Hermann about his objectives in making the film, what it took from pre-production through shooting and post-production to get it done – and what it means to the 9-1-1 profession.
- People, Places & Things/9-1-1magazine.com (via Facebook, 3/7/16)