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6 dramatic short films that pull on the heart strings, featuring festival darlings from Canada and abroad.

A lone, crisis-hotline operator receives a distressing call during her graveyard shift.


Director Biography - Aidan Lesser


I am a 21 year old filmmaker born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. For as long as I could write I've been creating my own little worlds and writing stories. This passion has propelled me forward to pursue film. My dream is to keep creating worlds and stories to share with others.

Director Statement

My mother was a crisis-hotline operator in the late 90s. The stories she shared with me inspired me to create Barbara. Barbara, starring my own mother, Bonnie Lesser, is a recount of one of her darkest experiences and a night she never forgot.

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    6 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    Canada
  • Director
    Aidan Lesser
  • Screenwriter
    Aidan Lesser
  • Producer
    Ro Bechard
  • Cast
    Bonnie Lesser, Ted Charette
  • Cinematographer
    James Salmon
  • Production Design
    Andrew Balint
  • Sound Design
    Andrew Balint