Last Call (2014) – By Misty Layne

Last Call is one of those films that shakes you to your core, leaving you uneasy and asking questions about life and death. And somehow it manages to do all this in just under 4 minutes, which is quite the feat. Featuring a struggling actor who must make the toughest decision of his life, Last Call is a poignant look at depression and despair and the so often and asked phrase in the midst of it all – does it get better?

We open on a hotel room with stray beer cans strewn about. In comes our struggling actor with a large bottle of liquor that he immediately starts swigging from as he checks his voicemail. He has several messages and each one is worse than the other – you can almost see the actual pieces of his life falling away. But what will he do next?

It’s amazing what can be done in a short amount of time, especially when you have something like this. Writers Craig F. Watkins and Charles Lo Manto should be proud of what they’ve done here – tackling a sensitive topic in a different way that provokes thoughtful reflection. Definite kudos to this team!

To learn more about Last Call, visit their IMDB page today!