The Line

“The Line” (2008) is a 47-second public service announcement (PSA) that explores the question “where is the line between love and control?” Opening with a teenage boy on the phone with his girlfriend, the natural conversation goes sour when there is evidence of control and potential abuse. The PSA was created for The National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline as the culmination of Coralee Trigger’s Girl Scout Gold Award project.




teenage boy on phone: Sam Westerfeld

camera: Coralee Trigger




Writer/Director/Editor/Camera: Coralee Trigger

Actor: Sam Westerfeld

Special Thanks: Colleen Troxell

Special Thanks: Girl Scouts of America




Biography of Director

Coralee Trigger is a student filmmaker from Austin, Texas. She finds creative joy working with others to create meaningful video art that highlights social problems. A graduate of Westlake High School, Coralee is looking forward to completing a degree in Radio-Television-Film and pursuing a career in the arts.