Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Film news from New Hampshire's Alfred Thomas Catalfo

[We're always happy to share updates from New Hampshire's filmmakers--here's the latest news from our friend Alfred Thomas Catalfo:]
Hi Everyone,

Here's our latest film news...

My new feature script, OIL AND WATER, which I wrote with Morgan Dudley, is one of the 7 finalists in the 2015 Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition in the Drama category.  Last year, I won the Action category and was the runner up in Drama with VULTURE'S ROW.  OIL AND WATER, a true story in the tradition of Erin Brockovich, Argo and American Hustle, is also one of 24 semi-finalists out of 1,500+ submissions in the Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition in the Drama category, and one of 26 semi-finalists out of 2,000+ submissions in the Screencraft Screenwriting Competition.  

I'm honored to be one of 16 screenwriters selected for a PAGE Fellowship at the Stowe Story Labs in Vermont.  We'll have 5 days of workshops and one-on-one meetings with industry mentors including David Magee, Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Life of Pi.  

Our short film, ROCKETSHIP, is now being featured inflight on Virgin Airlines.  My screenplay for ROCKETSHIP was the runner up in the Cinequest Film Festival Screenwriting Competition in the Shorts category.  

Our next short film, A SPLIT TICKET, which I'm writing, producing and directing, will go before the cameras in April.  A SPLIT TICKET is a Twilight Zone-ish story based on a true historical incident in which newly-minted congressmen John F. Kennedy (age 29) and Richard Nixon (age 34) travel to Pennsylvania in 1947 where they must make an eventful decision.  We have a fantastic cast and crew and are very excited about our latest adventure.  The film's Facebook page is www.facebook.com/asplitticket if you'd like to Like it.

As always, thank you for your encouragement and friendship.