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26 November 2020

Ring 'n' sing.

by Andrew MacGregor

Short Films: “Keep Calling” - 8 mins 57s

This timely documentary from director Liam Saint-Pierre focuses on Michael Chilokoa - a volunteer who offers a lifeline to lonely and vulnerable people. One client, Lillian Chuntz, proves a tough nut to crack...until she reveals a passion for singing that goes back to the Second World War. Soon enough, Lillian demands her own performance from Michael.

What follows is one of the most likeable training montages in recent memory, as Michael practises Ben E. King’s ‘Stand By Me’ as if the biggest gig of his life awaits. We won’t spoil the ending, but it’s more authentic and affecting than any reality TV music competition. A worthy addition to Saint-Pierre's bid to capture the voices of lockdown.

Director: Liam Saint-Pierre (My Accomplice Ⓟ Ⓦ)
Producer: Liam Saint-Pierre
Editor: Nicole Halova
Colourist: Lewis Crossfield @ Time Based Arts Ⓟ Ⓦ
Sound Designer: Guy Chase

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