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  1. In 1947, newly-minted congressmen and future presidents John F. Kennedy, age 29, and Richard Nixon, age 34, travel to Pennsylvania where they must make a fateful decision. A supernatural drama based on true events.

    SPLIT TICKET is the winner of the Director's Award Grand Prize at the 2016 Rhode Island International Film Festival, Best Fantasy Film at the 2016 Dragon Con in Atlanta – the largest multi-media, popular culture convention in the world, and Best Dramatic Short at the 2016 Adirondack Film Festival in Glens Falls, New York, among others. The film is a 2016 Official Selection of the 32nd Boston Film Festival sponsored by NBC Universal, A&E Networks and The Hollywood Reporter, LA Shorts Fest, Cleveland International Film Festival, DC Shorts, Napa Valley Film Festival, New Hampshire Film Festival, Orlando Film Festival, Knoxville Film Festival, and ITVFest sponsored by HBO, CBS and the Writers Guild of America East.

    Take magazine article about SPLIT TICKET:

    Writer/Director Statement: "I was intrigued by a historical incident recounted in Chris Matthews' book 'Kennedy and Nixon: The Rivalry That Shaped Postwar America' in a chapter called 'Strangers On A Train.' In April of 1947, just three months after being sworn in as freshman congressmen, future presidents John F. Kennedy, age 29, and Richard M. Nixon, age 34, took a trip together to McKeesport, Pennsylvania, where they debated an upcoming labor bill before a civic group of 150 people. Afterward, the two friends went to a diner for hamburgers and then shared a sleeping compartment on the Capitol Limited overnight train back to Washington. They drew straws for the lower bunk, which Nixon won. I thought that fascinating true event would make a exciting jumping-off point for a Twilight Zone-ish story about two American icons. Our short film, SPLIT TICKET, is the result." – Alfred Thomas Catalfo •

    A Stemwinder Studios Production

    Written, Produced and Directed by Alfred Thomas Catalfo

    Co-Producers • Amanda Duquette • Bill Bourdon • Gina Catalfo Nelson

    Executive Producer • Elaine M. Rogers

    Director of Photography • Ben Heald

    Editors • Marc A. Dole • Gina Catalfo Nelson

    Music • Charles Carpenter

    Visual Effects • Christian Boudman • Kagan Durmer • Jeff Spires

    Costume Designer • Megan Davenport Karas

    Production Designer • Bill Bourdon • Totally Wired Studio

    Location Sound • Mark Gagnon


    Graham King • John F. Kennedy

    Nathaniel Glein Scott • Richard M. Nixon

    Donna Phofolos • The Palm Reader

    Greg Kretschmar • The Moderator

    Gregory Athans • Angry Man

    Morganna Ekkens • The Waitress

    Jack Kjernander • Pat Nixon

    Michael Walsh • Police Officer

    Jeff Spires • Police Driver

    Erika J. Wilson • Angry Man’s Wife

    Newsreel Voiceover • Shawn Crapo

    Colorist • Rob Bessette

    Post Production Supervisor • Gina Catalfo Nelson

    Sound Design and Mix • Gina Catalfo Nelson

    Set Dresser / Craft Services • Erin Morrigan

    Hair - Kennedy and Nixon • Donna Evans

    Hair - Palm Reader and Waitress • Brandon L. Norman

    Set Carpenter • Neil Harty

    Production Assistant • John Derba

    Production Assistant • Rick Twombly

    Production Assistant • Tom Clark

    Photographer / Production Graphics • David Random

    Photographer • Dusty Dietterle

    Keeper of the Fort • Karen Morancy

    Production Attorney • Paul M. Monzione

    Police Car Fabrication • Tom Diorio

    Police Car • Ken Robbins

    Police Car Graphics • Jay Gallant


    Nancy Reynolds Boyle
    Dennis McCarthy
    Tom and Sandy Nevins
    Freddie Catalfo
    Michael Tumblety
    Alex Pease
    Michaela Pressley
    Ralph Napolitano
    Maura Sheehan
    Hannah Gagnon
    Christopher Clark
    Erin Morrigan
    Chuck Bouchard
    William Burr

    Special Thanks To

    Ralph Napolitano
    Chase Bailey
    Michael Ficara
    Jon Levin
    Morgan Dudley
    Peter Giagni
    David Giancola
    Louis Morneau
    Nicole Sczekan
    Ben Aldrich
    Dan Deering
    Evan Clinton
    Emily Briand
    Van McLeod
    Matt Newton
    Anthony Ejarque • Rochester Opera House
    Michael Hennessy • House of Hope
    Sue and Roger Elkins • Roger’s Redliner Diner
    David Nyhan • RiRa Irish Pub
    Mark and Ann Sullivan • Paul Mitchell School
    Micah Tasker • The Vintage Watchman
    Slow Burn Productions

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  2. Sasha is the story of a young Russian woman living in New York City on an expired visa. Throughout her struggle to find a way out of her immigration problem, she meets a man who promises to fix it all. But sometimes people are not who they seem to be.


    Sasha: Julia Gorbach /
    Damian: Andrew Powers /
    Mika: Rebecca Brosnan /


    Writter / Director: Jonathan Chekroune /
    Director of Photography: Alexander Hill /
    Producers: Jonathan Chekroune / Natalie Nunez
    Assistant Director: Nadeem Ali
    Original Score / Sound Design: Ben Devine
    Wardrobe Stylist: Heather Howard
    Makeup / Hair Stylists: Jessi Grove /
    Beatrice sniper /
    Jessie Eden /
    Sound: Matt Faso, Salah Anwar
    Grip / AC: Frankie Galland /
    Chekroune Productions 2016

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  3. Strange things start happening when a Young Man with memory issues comes across a familiar face at a local diner. An abstract and bizarre tale that which cannot be described but must be seen to be fully understood.

    (Note: For a full and immersive viewing experience, do watch with good headphones)

    David Thornton
    Julia Valen
    Matti Leinikka

    Executive Producer - Pushpa Rao
    Writer and Director - V.R. Rao
    Associate Producer - Grant Hehr
    Edit and Color - V.R. Rao
    Cinematography - Ryan Walpole
    Music and Sound Design - Grant Hehr
    Camera Assist - Kathryn Issac
    Boom Operator - Elliot Cuff
    Make up Artist - Aisha Campbell
    Addtl. Photography - ?

    If you’re interested, feel free to check out Film School Rejects’ review of the film hereöbius-strip-f958fb89acee#.norxsdxdm

    Special Thanks to Kickstarter and those who have invested and supported the film from the very beginning.

    For more information please check out the film's Facebook page at:

    © Copyright 2015
    All Rights Reserved

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  4. What do we want to pass on to future generations?
    A mother encourages her child to be to look at our complex world with a different light.
    MySon is a short film, shot in Vanuatu Islands, with a strong message of tolerance, humanity and kindness.

    - Director & Co-Producer : Germain Lalot
    - Writer & Co-Producer : Claire Endress
    - Co-Producer : Jb Lalot ineoprod
    - Voice Over Artist : Sarah Cavalli - Ear Art Music Studios
    - Music : Jon Hopkins (with King Creosote) - Immunity
    - Piano and Strings Arrangements : Clément Simounet
    - Sound Editing : Jean-Philippe Boinot
    - Camera : Canon 1Dx mkII 4k 50p
    - Lenses : Canon 24, 35, 50, 100
    - Editing/Grading : Premiere Pro/Davinci Resolve
    - Shot with authentic tribes in Vanuatu Islands and in a small village in Japan.

    Thanks to : Anne-Lise Prat (Contrebande), Jagk Waiay, Luciane Hosea, Emma Sisi, Perry Bisaro, Geoffrey Greenhill, Alexandra Charpentier, Imad Dahhou, Joyce Cellars, Kareem James Abu-Zeid and Tina Blond Svecnik.

    Special Thanks to the amazing people of Vanuatu.

    This film is in loving memory of Catherine Lalot.


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  5. An ode to letting in the fears of heartbreak and failure and riding on the crest of those feelings.
    “Turn those broken dreams, into rainbows of lazer beams…and keep dancing"

    After Paskalev is confronted by “Death”, a young, inoffensive man with his customary questionnaire on life and regrets, Paskalev is granted one final wish; to express himself through dance. The scene unfolds in a cheaply converted old swimming pool, as Mik plays out his routine under the gaze and judgement of Death. “A Witness in the Shadow of Love”. The dance slowly inspires a yearning and rapport between both characters as they come together for the last throes of the video. Bringing home the final release and optional metaphors.

    Directed by
    Mikhael Paskalev, Joe Wills, Jasper Spanning

    Cinematography by
    Jasper Spanning

    Edited by
    Joe Wills & Mikhael Paskalev

    Viktor Ivanov

    Graded by
    Hannibal Lang

    Actors: Mik&Joe

    Special, loving thanks to Mama Paskalev, Dimitur Popov & Gergana Milfovska

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