Behind the Lens: Voicemails Vol. 2 with Michael 'Top' Washington
Voicemails To My Future Self: Vol 2 is a short non-profit film production about a suicidal veteran who keeps his promise: to call his wingman, and together they secure his firearm.
Myriad co-founder and Writer/Director Tony Cope is a three-time gun violence survivor. It’s what led him to his advocacy work against gun violence, which led to a conversation with the Marine Corps. Veteran Michael “Top” Washington.
'Behind the Lens: Voicemails Vol. 2' is a Myriad Originals short film telling the story behind the story of the second volume in our Voicemails series.
After surviving his own suicide attempt, Top became a fierce mental health advocate, and is now a licensed trauma therapist. He’s trained to deal with people in their darkest moments and was invaluable in telling this story.
I found myself on a bridge. Suddenly, I was a warrior without a war.
Top joined us on set for 3 long days of production. We filmed deep into the night, matching the protagonist’s mental state. It’s a heavy film, but gravely important to help break the stigma of asking for help and to secure a firearm.