The Call short film selected for the iChill Manila International Film Festival

The Call short film selected for the iChill Manila International Film Festival

The Call short film screening on Saturday 28 Jan 2017 at 3pm at iChill Theater Cafe

Shaken by her past, Kris Sanchez is met with a call on her first day at work as a 911 dispatcher where she must choose to heal her wounds in pursuance of seeking help for the young caller.

Director Biography

Josh Ortiz is an award-winning Filipino-American filmmaker from San Francisco, California who now resides in Orlando, Florida. He has produced videos for star athlete and actor Shaquille O’Neal, Celebrity Chef Buddy Valastro aka The Cake Boss, as well as international companies such as In 2014, Ortiz submitted his short film Listen to Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s HBO TV Show Project Greenlight and was awarded Most Unique Short Film, standing out against thousands of entries from across the nation. Listen went on to screen at multiple high school assemblies and film festivals. Ortiz has been featured on NBC News, Yahoo, Orlando Weekly, The Daily Dot, Rappler and several other international news outlets (click text for articles). In 2015, His film Wake Up won Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Cinematography at the Orlando 48 Hour Film Project. Out of 4,500 entries, Wake Up was chosen as 1 of the 12 international short films to screen at the 2016 Festival De Cannes. Ortiz is currently working on a primetime TV Show for the History Channel.


  • Joshua Ortiz
    Wake Up (48 Hour Cannes Selection)
  • Joshua Ortiz
  • Valeri Wallace
  • Alea Figueroa
    Key Cast
  • Todd Bruno
    Key Cast
  • Ashlyn Jade Lopez
    Key Cast
  • Brendan Rogers
    Director of Photography


  • Film Type:
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 19 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    RED & C300 Mark II
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:

Project Links


SATURDAY 28 January 2017 at 3PM screening at iChill Manila International Film Festival

Festival director: Kuya Manzano

Philippine Auditions 31 October 2015

iChill Theater Cafe

1125 Dos Castillas st Sampaloc Manila

(Near UST hospital, behind McDo Lacson)