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Aspen Shortsfest – Audience Recognition Award
National Film Challenge – Best Film and Best Screenplay
Omaha Film Festival – Best Short (our competition included the Oscar-winning short “God of Love” and Oscar-nominated "Time Freak")
Stony Brook Film Festival – Audience Award for Best Short
Sedona International Film Festival – Audience Award for Best Short
Tallgrass Film Festival – txtwrks Audience Award for Best Short
Big Bear Lake International Film Festival – Audience Award for Best Short
HD Fest – Best Short and Best Screenplay
Cleveland International Film Festival – Best Live Action Short Film, honorable mention
Lake Arrowhead Film Festival – Silver Award for Best Short
DC Shorts – Audience Recognition Award
TriMedia Film Festival – Audience Award for Best Narrative Short
Seattle International Film Festival – Audience Award, fourth runner up
ITSA Film Festival – Best Comedic Film, honorable mention
Dances with Films – Industry Choice Award, honorable mention
TEDx Creative Orange County Short Film Festival – Best Film

Official Selections and Select Screenings (alphabetical order):
1 Reel Film Festival at Bumbershoot
Asheville Cinema Society
Austin Film Festival
Bend Film Festival
Boulder International Film Festival
Carmel Art & Film Festival
CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival: A World of Shorts
Cinema Society of San Diego
Cucalorus Film Festival
European Film Festival: Integration, You and Me
Festivus Film Festival
Filmapalooza @ Miami International Film Festival
Gig Harbor Film Festival
Horny Goat Hideaway Film Festival
L.A. Comedy Shorts Festival
LA Shorts Fest
Mendocino Film Festival
Newport Beach Film Festival
Orlando Film Festival
Palm Springs International Shortfest
Praxis Film Festival
Reel Shorts Film Festival (Alberta, CA)
Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival
Rhode Island International Film Festival (part of the Opening Night program)
RX: Self-Medicated Film Expo
Seattle Shorts
Seattle True Independent Film Festival
Southside Film Festival
Tacoma Film Festival
Tumbleweed Film Festival
Vassar Film Festival
Victoria TX Independent Film Festival
Warsaw International Film Festival
Waterfront Film Festival
Williamstown Film Festival
Woodstock Film Festival

Cataplexy was produced during the 2010 National Film Challenge – 72 hours from a blank screen, to a 10 page script, to 6 hours of footage, to a 7 minute flick.

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Michelle Noh
David Tenenbaum

Directed by:
John Salcido

Produced by:
Neil Evans
John Salcido
Matt Ferrone

Written by:
Stacia Black
Matt Ferrone

Director of Photography:
Michael J. Pepin

Edited by:
Neil Evans
John Salcido

Helen Stellar

Hair & Make-Up:
Tara Lang

Associate Producers:
Carleen Evans
Cameron Reed

Camera Operator:
Jay Sharron

Brandon Romero

Production Sound:
Lalo Guzman

Post Production Audio:
Eric Fischer at Autumn Audio

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