Mitchell.hey man, couple things.
First off all congrats, you made an awesome and effective short film, I enjoyed it.
Im not sure how I feel about the white bars, felt kinda weird at the start but I kinda got used to it, i'd like to compare in black but thats a decision thats up to you but will effect the general "feel" of the video. Also, not something worse changing but the flag in that last discussion sequence was kinda distracting, and if you were trying to show the nationality aspect I think you could have made it a little more prominent. Those are two realllllllly tiny things though, only because you asked. It was defiantly awesome and I liked the way it was cut. Now an easy question, how did you get the phone call sounding audio? Just your phone plugged into a line in or did you add anything ? Great work man!
Thanks! The white bars are there for the meantime because I haven't gotten a chance to properly crop it and such, to answer your question though, there is an audio transformation/effect that is literally called "Phone" or "Telephone" haha thanks for again for the feedback!