The Apology Line
The Apology Line
James Lees
United Kingdom, 2007
Betacam SP (PAL) (HD). 10min. Color. VOSC
Production: James Lees, [email protected], +44 7799 115959
Photography: Mattias Nyberg
Editor: Tony Norton
Screenplay: James Lees, William Bridges

The apology line is a telephone number members of the public can call anonymously and confess to absolutely anything. The origin of the film involved the filmmaker setting up a freephone number for the general public to call and apologise for whatever was weighing on their mind. People called in their thousands, and it's these messages that form the basis of the film.


James Lees runs The Hobo Film Company, through which he produces documentary and corporate films. He has just completed the short film Pockets for Channel 4 and is currently developing his first feature film. The Apology Line was nominated for a European Film Academy Award.


Premi del Festival Internacional de cinema de Cork (2008), Menció Especial al Festival AFI de Los Ángeles i Menció especial del jurat al Festival Internacional de Curtmetratges de Clermont-Ferrand (2008)