CONTACT: Crisis Line
Directed By: Matthew Gabriel Wagner
Jack – Will Koen
Janice – Rachel McFadden
Writer: Matthew Gabriel Wagner
Videographer: Matthew Gabriel Wagner
Editor: Matthew Gabriel Wagner
CONTACT: Crisis Line is a promotional piece for the non-profit Organization CONTACT. Being an emergency crisis phone line, this video focuses around the story of a man named Jack, struggling with an unnamed addiction. Interwoven with interview and archival footage, Contact: Crisis Line is a fine example of creative editing and consistency of vision.
It was decided that the piece be integrated with a interpersonal narrative. The story of Jack originated as a three-paragraph hypothetical in the Contact Newsletter and was adapted for the screen by Wagner.