In the world of experimental filmmaking, one name keeps popping up: indie auteur Ramzi Abed. Today Ramzi dropped us a line about yet another new project he’s working on, Telephone World, which the writer/director describes as both intense and quite special.
“People die. People get hurt. Life is always on the line.”
It’s been a long time since a film has played with the notion of reality so much while also crafting an emotionally riveting suspense film, but that is exactly what Ramzi Abed’s newest feature film, Telephone World, is made to do.
Telephone World tells the story of Rachel Plasky (Elissa Dowling), who finds out she got the lead part in a new TV show called “Fairfax Girls”. The main body of the film is shot in one continuous 80-minute shot. All of the action happens in one single take with real phone calls and answering messages occurring in real-time.
Written and directed by Ramzi Abed (The Devil’s Muse, Noirland), the film stars Elissa Dowling (Dread), Chandler Maness (Orgy of Blood), Kara Hyatt (Noirland), Tamarah Murley (A Four-Course Meal), and Eric Fleming (The Devil’s Muse).
Check out the first promotional teaser for the film below (beware that it is not for minors as it contains some hard drug content), which Abed describes as follows: “Unlike any other teaser or trailer out there, the one I constructed for Telephone World is literally made to be experienced two ways with the sound turned up. Watch it on your mobile phone, or watch it in the dark. If you do both at the same time, do it under the covers at night before you go to sleep.”
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