Q&A with Ramin Bahrani and Michael Shannon

How did you come to this story, and what was the writing process?
Bahrani: I was interested in this whole world-turned-upside-down issue during the economic crisis. The focus was housing.

LIFELINE – Directed by L. Marcus Williams

She is a woman in despair who calls a suicide hotline not for help, but to say goodbye. He is the operator who takes her call, who must do everything he can to keep her on the line. Will he lose her, or will she find the will to live?