Logic ft Alessia Cara & Khalid '1-800-273-8255' by Andy Hines

Logic ft Alessia Cara & Khalid '1-800-273-8255' by Andy Hines
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Logic's song 1-800-273-8255 addresses the mental health crisis that plagues the developed world and the increasing number of young people taking their own lives - the phone number in the title is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number in the US. Now Andy Hines' has directed a very fine video for the song, dramatising the struggles of a young man who has to deal with his family being unable to accept his burgeoning sexuality.

The video delivers movie-style production values, with standout performances from the actors, including some well-known faces: Don Cheadle stars as the young man's father, Luis Guzmán as his school basketball coach, Matthew Modine as the father of his first boyfriend. It's a sensitively told and utterly convincing story of a young man's decline into despair - in a country where acting on an impulse to suicide is relatively easy.

But what makes this a really good piece of work is that it's also about how otherwise decent people can harbour discriminatory views that without being challenged will destroy other people's lives. But they can change, and it's distinctly possible that people who watch this video will be positively affected by it too.

Credits

Director
Andy Hines
Producer
Andrew Lerios
Producer
Alex Randall
Executive Producer
Luga Podesta
Executive Producer
Brandon Bonfiglio
Director of Photography
Jeff Bierman
Production designer
Hannah Beachler
Editor
Joe Calardo
Casting director
German Legarreta
Assistant Producer
Kai Lusk
1st AD
Giovanni Cotto-Ortiz
Sound
Joe Bartone
Sound
Eric Ballew
Gaffer
Theodore Rysz
Grip
Matthew Lim
Stylist
Antionette Messam
Colourist
Sean Coleman
Production Assistant
Alec Schweitzer
Additional footage
Justin Fleischer, Mike Holland, Josh Rimmey & Zach Williams

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