They’re Not Going To Find Him

Synopsis

In this dark comedy, a man on the verge of suicide calls a phone-sex line as a last attempt for human connection. Over the course of their call, the two strangers find out they’re much closer to one another than they realize. In their search for what they’ve lost, they end up saving each other.

Review

5/5
An awkward dramedy about mental health, grief and hope.
Written and directed by Calvin Kennedy Cochran and Cameron Patrick Murphy, ‘They’re Not Going To Find Him’ is a dramedy film that explores mental health, grief, suicide and hope. Nicholas Hulstine stars as the central protagonist, Jonah, a grief-stricken man on the verge of ending his life. Megan Adair co-stars as sex-line worker, Sarah – who Jonah calls in a final act of desperation. Albeit a heart-wrenching watch, the film is dredged in humour throughout and rewards viewers with hope and comic relief.

The 17-minute film opens with Sarah undertaking her job, before searching for her lost dog. Tony (the dog) has been missing for a year, but Sarah hasn’t given up hope for discovery. The film then cuts to Jonah, a suicidal man clutching a toaster after running a bath. Jonah, who is overcome with grief after the death of his partner, calls a sex hotline to reach out for help – he connects with Sarah. Their immediate connection brings a purpose to their otherwise dark existence. Awkward, yet hilarious, scenes follow.

Theyre Not Going To Find Him Short Film
Cochran and Murphy (Writers/Directors) have created an uplifting film that will keep viewers engaged and captivated from start-to-finish. Nicholas Hulstine (Jonah) and Megan Adair (Sarah) deliver remarkable performances that deserve high praise. Visually, the film is beautifully shot and carefully constructed. Cinematography by Thomas Wavid Johns is equally praiseworthy. Narratively, the plot is both poignant and comical with engaging and sincere characters. The film concludes with a hopefully message – never give up!

Cast/Crew

Director(s): Calvin Kennedy Cochran, Cameron Patrick Murphy
Writer(s): Calvin Kennedy Cochran, Cameron Patrick Murphy
Cast: Megan Adair, Nicholas Hulstine
Producer(s): Emily Ellicott Russo, Mike Thompson, Taylor Elise Cochran
Director of Photography: Thomas Wavid Johns
Editor(s): Mike Thompson
Animation:
Sound: Joe Stockton,JR McCleney
Music:
Miscellaneous: Emily Ellicott Russo,Taylor Elise Cochran,Thomas Wavid Johns,William Hartsock

Specifications

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Subjects: Animals, Cancer, Death, Friendship, Gay, Grief, Heartbreak, Hope, Mental Health, Queer, Relationships, Sexuality, Suicide, Therapy
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2022
Publication Date:

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Cast/Crew

Director(s): Calvin Kennedy Cochran, Cameron Patrick Murphy
Writer(s): Calvin Kennedy Cochran, Cameron Patrick Murphy
Cast: Megan Adair, Nicholas Hulstine
Producer(s): Emily Ellicott Russo, Mike Thompson, Taylor Elise Cochran
Director of Photography: Thomas Wavid Johns
Editor(s): Mike Thompson
Animation:
Sound: Joe Stockton,JR McCleney
Music:
Miscellaneous: Emily Ellicott Russo,Taylor Elise Cochran,Thomas Wavid Johns,William Hartsock

Specifcations

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Subjects: Animals, Cancer, Death, Friendship, Gay, Grief, Heartbreak, Hope, Mental Health, Queer, Relationships, Sexuality, Suicide, Therapy
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2022

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They’re Not Going To Find Him

Synopsis

In this dark comedy, a man on the verge of suicide calls a phone-sex line as a last attempt for human connection. Over the course of their call, the two strangers find out they’re much closer to one another than they realize. In their search for what they’ve lost, they end up saving each other.

Review

An awkward dramedy about mental health, grief and hope.

5/5
Written and directed by Calvin Kennedy Cochran and Cameron Patrick Murphy, ‘They’re Not Going To Find Him’ is a dramedy film that explores mental health, grief, suicide and hope. Nicholas Hulstine stars as the central protagonist, Jonah, a grief-stricken man on the verge of ending his life. Megan Adair co-stars as sex-line worker, Sarah – who Jonah calls in a final act of desperation. Albeit a heart-wrenching watch, the film is dredged in humour throughout and rewards viewers with hope and comic relief.

The 17-minute film opens with Sarah undertaking her job, before searching for her lost dog. Tony (the dog) has been missing for a year, but Sarah hasn’t given up hope for discovery. The film then cuts to Jonah, a suicidal man clutching a toaster after running a bath. Jonah, who is overcome with grief after the death of his partner, calls a sex hotline to reach out for help – he connects with Sarah. Their immediate connection brings a purpose to their otherwise dark existence. Awkward, yet hilarious, scenes follow.

Theyre Not Going To Find Him Short Film
Cochran and Murphy (Writers/Directors) have created an uplifting film that will keep viewers engaged and captivated from start-to-finish. Nicholas Hulstine (Jonah) and Megan Adair (Sarah) deliver remarkable performances that deserve high praise. Visually, the film is beautifully shot and carefully constructed. Cinematography by Thomas Wavid Johns is equally praiseworthy. Narratively, the plot is both poignant and comical with engaging and sincere characters. The film concludes with a hopefully message – never give up!

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