[We're always happy to receive updates from New Hampshire filmmakers! NH's own Alfred Thomas Catalfo is so good at sending us regular updates--here is his news for September:]
Here's our latest film news...
Our short film, ROCKETSHIP, has just launched online as part of the 7th Online New England Film Festival, a 45-day event sponsored by NewEnglandFilm.com. This is the first time ROCKETSHIP has been available on the net. The Online Festival features short films representing every New England state that have been screened at festivals across the region. Views=Votes so please share and enjoy! Here is the link...
The Online New England Film Festival has also selected 6 of the 36 films in the competition to be screened at the 10th Annual ITVFest in Dover, Vermont. We're happy to announce that ROCKETSHIP is one of the 6 films chosen for the special event screening on Saturday, September 28, at 12:30 PM. The ITVFest is a four-day, entertainment industry festival that brings together over 1,000 filmmakers, actors, writers, directors, producers, financiers, Hollywood executives and film fans. Sponsors include HBO, Starz and CBS.
My daughter Gina Catalfo Nelson's first short film, SIGNING, which she wrote, directed and edited, is having a great film festival run. SIGNING premiered in June at the film industry showcase festival Dances With Films, sponsored by powerhouse talent agencies CAA and ICM and held at the TCL (Grauman's) Chinese Theatres in Hollywood. The screening was packed and the film received a tremendous response. On July 28, SIGNING had a sold out screening at the Woods Hole Film Festival on Cape Cod where it received another enthusiastic reception. There is a lot of excitement about the film and we will announce upcoming screenings, including a local premiere, in the near future.
We are currently in post-production on my latest short film, A SPLIT TICKET, a Twilight Zone-ish story based on true events, in which young congressmen John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon travel to Pennsylvania in 1947 where they must make a fateful decision. It will be released in 2016.
As always, thank you for your support and friendship. Have a wonderful and safe Labor Day Weekend!