A short film starring Sally Hawkins and Jim Broadbent

‘The Phone Call’ was shot on location in London in May 2013, with Sally Hawkins having just completed filming on Woody Allen’s ‘Blue Jasmine’. Despite the fact that Sally and Jim Broadbent have both starred in Mike Leigh films, this was the first time that they had actually worked together.

“It was a real dream come true working with Jim and Sally. Jim is an Oscar winning legend and Sally had literally been filming with Woody Allen and Cate Blanchett a couple of weeks previously, so as you can imagine I was pinching myself rather a lot on set. Watching them both at work was a genuine honour, it was a bit like being lent a Rolls Royce AND a Ferrari for the weekend!”Director, Mat Kirkby


  • Sally Hawkins (Golden Globe winner)
  • Jim Broadbent (Oscar winner)
  • Edward Hogg 
  • Prunella Scales


Directed by

  • Mat Kirkby

Written by

  • Mat Kirkby & James Lucas

Produced by

  • Mat Kirkby
  • James Lucas
  • Michelle Kirkman

Cinematography by

  • Ole Bratt Birkeland

    Film Editing by

    • Lizzy Graham

    Casting by

    • Dan Hubbard

    Original Music by

    • Andrew Wallace
    • Carmen Phelan

    Production Design by

    • Peter Francis

    First Assistant Director

    • Stuart Williams

    Second Unit Director

    • Iain Atkinsonsecond assistant director
    • Chris Chambersthird assistant director
    • Jack Merediththird assistant director

    Art Department

    • Kate Becklybuyer
    • Peter Fentemdressing props
    • Alejandro Mackay props
    • Daisy Masonassistant art director
    • Scott Rogersproperty master

    Music Department

    • Andrew Wallaceoriginal music composer
    • Andrew Rossoriginal music composer

    Sound Department

    • Clive Coplandsound recordist
    • Keith Partridgefoley artist
    • Jo Valeboom operator
    • Tom Williamssound re-recording mixer

    Camera and Electrical Department

    • Nicholas Crewsecond assistant camera
    • Kriss Dallimoresecond assistant camera
    • Chris Dowlinggaffer
    • Kevin Foygrip
    • Stephen Leevideo operator
    • Andrew Spindlevideo operator
    • Jason Walkerfirst assistant camera

    Makeup Department

    • Eve-Marie Colesmakeup artist

    Editorial Department

    • Colette Boylepost-production supervisor
    • Alex Candlishflame operator
    • Joe Jamiesondit technician
    • Seamus O’Kanecolorist
    • Joe Steeledit technician
    • Rachel Stonespost-production supervisor

    Other crew

    • Barry Peterslocation manager
    • Laura Duffyproduction assistant
    • Alana Marmion-Warrcontinuity
    • Saul Abrahamrunner
    • Boris Franchirunner
    • Kamila Glijerrunner
    • Leo Stampsrunner
    • Jessica Waterhouserunner

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