[Every so often, we receive an update from our friend and New Hampshire filmmaker Alfred Thomas Catalfo, and we share it here. Below is an update we received the other day. If you have news you'd like us to share, please send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.]
I'm thrilled to announce that my new feature script, OIL AND WATER, which I wrote with Morgan Dudley, won the 2015Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition last night for Drama. There were approximately 1,300 entries. Last year, I won the Action category and was the runner up in Drama with VULTURE'S ROW. We're truly grateful for this great honor. OIL AND WATER is a true story in the tradition of Erin Brockovich, Argo and American Hustle.
We just wrapped principal photography on our new short film, A SPLIT TICKET, which I wrote, produced and directed, after a 5-day, 5-location shoot. A special thanks to my incredibly talented and dedicated cast and crew. 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 a fateful decision. The film's Facebook page iswww.facebook.com/asplitticket
I'm honored to be one of the 16 screenwriters selected for a PAGE Fellowship at the Stowe Story Labs Writers' Retreat in Vermont in May. We'll have five days of workshops and one-on-one meetings with industry mentors including David Magee, Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Life of Pi.
As always, thank you for your encouragement and friendship.