Winner of 2016 BAFTA Short Film Highlights Professionalism of Emergency Communicators


Director and actress, Caroline Bartleet, has won the 2016 BAFTA for a British Short Film for her film, ‘Operator’.

The film follows an Emergency Services Operator in a Fire Control Room has just started a long night shift when she picks up a call from a desperate young mother. An hour previously, Gemma had fallen asleep in front of the television and has now woken to find the room full of smoke. Her three year old son is trapped in his bedroom upstairs. Flames have started to creep down the stairs that Gemma must use in order to reach him. The operator’s guidance is all that Gemma can rely on in order to survive.

The script is based on a real 999 call and portrays the professionalism of the emergency communications operator.


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