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!

Upcoming screenings:

Fangoria Monster Fest - Oct 12, 2019 - Sydney, Australia

Sanford International Film Festival - Oct 16, 2019 - Sanford, ME (Nominated: Best Comedy Film, Audience Choice Award)

Horror Movie Freaks Film Festival - Oct 18 - 19, 2019 - Clemmons, NC

Nightmares Film Festival - Oct 24 - 27, 2019 - Columbus, OH

HorrorHaus Film Festival - Oct 25 - 27, 2019 - Santa Clarita, CA

Pennsylvania Indie Shorts Festival - Nov 2 - 3, 2019 - East Stroudsburg, PA

Studio City Film Festival - Nov 7 - 14 - Studio City, CA

NYC Horror Film Festival - Dec 5 - 8, 2019 - NY (Chelsea), NY

More screenings and info coming soon!

Past Screenings:

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 (Nominated: Best Comedy Short, Best Short Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor - Lundon Boyd)

Atlanta Horror Film Festival - Sept 12 - 14, 2019 - Synchronicity Theatre - Atlanta, GA (Winner: Best Horror Comedy Short)

Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival - Sept 25 - 29, 2019 - 2223 Theater - Philadelphia, PA (Winner: Best Short Film)

Shawna Shea Film Festival - Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 Starlite Gallery 129 Hamilton St., Southbridge, MA - 5 PM (w/Batraticus)


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.

Watching Movies - Half-Cocked - Without Your Head

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FilmQuest Fest 2019 Interview: Co-Writer/Director/Producer Aaron Barrocas for HALF-COCKED

Sometimes in horror, you just need a hilarious palette cleanser to distract your mind from the things that make the world a little bit sadder. This is what the horror-comedy short does in spades. The HALF-COCKED follows two ambitious yet ill-prepared doctors who grant immortality to a begrudging and resentful test subject who had spent his life excitedly awaiting death.

Short Film Review: HALF-COCKED - Nightmarish Conjurings

Have you ever found yourself wondering what it would be like to be immortal? Wanted to know how you would react to the prospect of living life for all eternity with no way out? What if you had no say in the manner?

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