The Call

There’s a fire. You call for help. Who answers? I made this short film to explore that question.

“The Call” is a loving portrait of the volunteer fire service, told in the unique voice of an animator who is also a volunteer firefighter. It is also a nice showcase of my work. I wrote, directed, illustrated, animated, and narrated this piece, with a score and sound design by William Cusick.

This project was produced in my spare time over the course of about a year. It has since become my claim to internet fame (or as close as I ever want to come to internet fame, at least), with over a quarter million views on Vimeo and tens of thousands of Facebook shares.