Sophia and Michael produce horror-comedy short, Half-Cocked – playing at festivals now!


We had the pleasure of producing Aaron Barrocas's horror-comedy short, Half-Cocked!

Now playing:

Sick 'N' Wrong - Aug 10, 2019 - CityArts Orlando - Orlando, FL

Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival - Aug 23, 2019 - Dipson Theatres Eastern Hills Cinema - Buffalo, NY

GenreBlast IV - Aug 31, 2019 - Alamo Drafthouse - Winchester, VA (nominated Best Actor: Pat Healy)

Filmquest - Sept 7, 2019 - Velour - Downtown Provo, Utah

Atlanta Horror Film Festival - Sept 12 - 14, 2019 - Synchronicity Theatre - Atlanta, GA

Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival - Sept 25-29 - 2223 Theater - Philadelphia, PA

Sanford International Film Festival - Oct 16, 2019 - Sanford, ME

More screenings and info coming soon!

Starring: Pat Healy, Vanessa Benavente, Lundon Boyd (with: Rakefet Abergel, Devi Veysey)

Written, Produced, Directed, and Edited by Aaron Barrocas
Produced by Sophia Cacciola & Michael J. Epstein
Director of Photography: Sophia Cacciola




Half-Cocked (2019) Short Film Review

It's a rare and refreshing find to discover a short horror comedy which neither banks on shock value nor stoops to bathroom humor. Written and directed by Aaron Barrocas, Half-Cocked rises high above the crop with a script that's both smart and comedic.

Additional crew:

Camera Operators: Matt Stuertz, Paul Zurcher
Gaffer/Drone Operator: Bill Moldt
Assistant Camera / Production Photographer: AJ Cutler
Key Grip: Tyler Sage

Special Effects Supervisor: Joe Castro
Special Effects Assistant: Steven J. Escobar

Sound Mixer / Boom Operator: Winston Moore
Makeup Artists: Tffy DeJesus, Unique Chung
Composer: Catherine Capozzi
Visual Effects Editor: Rob Himebaugh