'Call Me' - New Web Series Explores Love and Relationships in the Age of Cell Phones

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Mar 02, 2011, 12:31 ET from Harry Sinclair

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Do you feel bereft without your Blackberry? Do your relationships begin and end in LOLs and OMGs? Do you express love in a text message? Yes, you have cell phone connection addiction.

But if cell phones seem to chart the course of your relationships, they are also a window, er, screen, onto modern life in the 21st century. In his innovative new web series Call Me, which recently premiered at www. harrysinclair .com, award-winning New Zealand director Harry Sinclair explores how dating and relationships have been transformed by the technology that keeps us constantly connected and constantly craving connection.

Fittingly set in Los Angeles, the cell phone capital of the free world, Call Me centers around Theo, a well-meaning albeit misguided phone junkie who lives his life on his cell. His stories are told through phone conversations, voicemail and texts. The series also follows a dozen other characters who share details of their sex lives while on line at the deli and break-up in IMs.

Sinclair approaches Call Me with the same observational humor that characterizes much of his work and has garnered him numerous awards: He won Best Director at the New Zealand Film and Television Awards for his first feature, Topless Women Talk About Their Lives (1997), which also won Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Editing. Sinclair's second feature, The Price of Milk (2000) won Best Film at the Tokyo Fantasy Film Festival.

Sinclair started his career as a performer. He was co-founder, along with Don McGlashan, of the multimedia comedy duo The Front Lawn. Their short, The Lounge Bar, was featured in the "world's best live-action shorts" category at the 1st Annual International Festival of Short Films.  Most recently he has directed several episodes of the CW series 90210.

For Call Me Sinclair has gathered a cast of Los Angeles actors including Nathan Huber, Stephen Heath, Danielle Parsons and Sarabeth Deleury Stroller. Music is by local bands including Batwings Catwings, Kid Infinity, Luna Is Honey, Kid Static and Stab City.



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