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Sophia and Michael collaborate with Without Your Head’s Neal Jones on short documentary, Umbilicus Desidero playing at GenreBlast IV Aug 29-Sept 1 Alamo Drafthouse Winchester, VA

Earlier this year, Neal Jones’ body was forever changed by a surgery. This 4-minute, satirical doc explores how Neal’s life has changed. Shot by Sophia and directed and edited by Michael, the film features family guest appearances by Neal’s mother, … Read More

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

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/explora/video/features/show-us-your-shot-faking-a-car-hit-on-an-actor We had the pleasure of producing Aaron Barrocas’s horror-comedy short, Half-Cocked! Upcoming screenings: Scorpiusfest – Feb 3, 2020 – Park City, UT (Nominated: Best Director, Best Actor – Lundon Boyd) More screenings and info coming soon! Past Screenings: Sick … Read More

Shawna Shea Film Festival 2019 includes: Half-Cocked, Re-Home, The Dial Tone of Doom, Umbilicus Desidero (Winner: Best Short Doc), and The Obliteration of the Chickens (Winner: Best Editing Short)

  Very excited that several of our films are playing the wonderful and important Shawna Shea Film Festival!!! GET TICKETS HERE Umbilicus Desidero – Thursday, Oct. 3 Starlite Gallery 129 Hamilton St., Southbridge, MA – 7:30 PM (w/Reed Unbound: The … Read More

GenreBlast 2019 recap / Q&As with The Dial Tone of Doom (Catherine Capozzi Best Score WINNER), Half-Cocked (Pat Healy Best Actor Nomination), Umbilicus Desidero (Best Micro-Short Nomination), and Re-Home (Izzy Lee Best Director Nomination)

We had a great time at GenreBlast 2019! The Dial Tone of Doom’s Catherine Capozzi won the award for Best Score Short Film! There are Q&A recordings from both of our blocks – Re-Home/Half-Cocked/The Dial Tone of Doom – Umbilicus … Read More

Tales from the Grave: The Dial Tone of Doom – GenreBlast IV (Catherine Capozzi Best Score WINNER) – Aug 29-Sept 1 – Alamo Drafthouse – Winchester, VA

The Dial Tone of Doom was made for the Tales From The Grave series (produced by Dustin Ferguson)! Festivals: GenreBlast IV – Aug 29-Sept 1 – Alamo Drafthouse – Winchester, VA (Winner Best Score Short Film – Catherine Capozzi) – video Q&A … Read More

Evil Stew’s “Planchette” featuring Sophia and Michael now available streaming on Amazon and YouTube! [short film won “Outstanding Original Song” and “Outstanding Sound Design” at the Boston Indie Mafia Wicked Film Challenge]

https://amzn.to/2XP3yHf   We are excited to announce that “Planchette” is an official selection of several new 2017 film festivals! Planchette Official Site   http://www.evilstew.com/blog/official-movie-poster-for-planchette/ http://www.evilstew.com/blog/limited-edition-planchette-t-shirts-now-available/ About the production: “Planchette” still Sophia and Michael took part in Evil Stew’s Wicked Film … Read More

Sophia is cinematographer and Michael is gaffer and production sound on Izzy Lee’s short film, Re-Home (Next Playing GenreBlast Aug 29 – Sept 1 – Alamo Drafthouse Winchester, VA)

Synopsis: In the near future, the U.S.-Mexico border wall has been completed and the high cost of living has skyrocketed. As a result, loved ones are re-homed like pets. Upcoming Festivals: Shawna Shea Film Festival – Oct. 5, 2019 Starlite … Read More

Sophia and Michael on Horror Talk with Kristin West premieres 4/19/19!

  Sophia and Michael sat down for an interview with Horror Talk with Kristin West to talk about Clickbait and filmmaking while attending the FANtastic Horror Festival in San Diego! The episode premieres Friday, April 19th!   https://horrornews.net/141228/horror-talk-with-kristin-west-michael-epstein-sophia-cacciola/?fbclid=IwAR3NvSzlbtVdblnDjj0AII-hZlkgYctPSE_I_3957J-mJDIMh6lNqO2CLZM

Clickbait wins “Best Feature” award at the Starburst International Film Festival – March 16, 2019

  We’re absolutely honored and blown away that we won Best Feature for Clickbait at the Starburst Magazine Starburst International Film Festival awards! @clickbaitmovie LOOK AT THESE CUTIES! Congratz guys on winning best feature at #StarburstFilmFest STARBURST Fantasy Awards 2019 👏 pic.twitter.com/oGydji3k4O — 👎 … Read More

Sophia & Michael give an extensive interview about Clickbait to Nasty Neal of Without Your Head at the Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival

Sophia & Michael give an extensive interview about Clickbait to Nasty Neal of Without Your Head at the Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival. More on our visit to Buffalo: http://blog.mikeandsophia.com/2018/10/clickbait-is-an-official-selection-of-the-buffalo-dreams-fantastic-film-festival-2018-nov-2-9-2018/   They also mention us in the episode recap at … Read More

Blood of the Tribades is an official selection of the Horror-on-Sea Film Festival 2019 – screens January 12, 2019

Blood of the Tribades is an official selection of the Horror-on-Sea Film Festival 2019 – screens January 12, 2019! “…a love letter to offbeat lesbian vampire films that offers powerful discourse on self-identity, feminism, and the violence wrought from religious … Read More

Clickbait wins Outstanding Microbudget Feature at Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival – Sophia wins Lois Weber Award; Michael wins Dedication to Excellence in Indie Filmmaking

We couldn’t be more excited to return to Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival with Clickbait this year! We had a great time 2 years screening Blood of the Tribades there! Clickbait took home a win for Outstanding Micro-budget Feature! We … Read More

Clickbait @ FANtastic Horror Film Festival, San Diego WON: Best Supporting Actress (Brandi Aguilar)

We had a really fun time attending FANtastic Horror Film Festival in San Diego! Clickbait won Best Supporting Actress (Brandi Aguilar)! We were nominated for: Best Feature, Best Actress (Amanda Colby Stewart),  Best Supporting Actor (Seth Chatfield), Best Score (Night Kisses w/ Catherine … Read More

Sophia wins Les Femmes Du Genre wrestling belt award at GenreBlast! (and Sophia and Michael win “Nuclear Pens” for having multiple screenplays place as finalists)

Sophia was honored at GenreBlast Film Festival 2018 (where we also had Clickbait and Leopard premiere) with the wrestling belt for Les Femmes Du Genre! The Les Femmes award recognizes “an outstanding woman in genre filmmaking,” and during the awards, … Read More

Clickbait world premieres at GenreBlast, wins Best On-Screen Duo – Alamo Drafthouse – Winchester, VA – Sept 1 – 3:15 PM – Also was nominated for: Best Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Score, Best Cinematography

The GenreBlast Film Festival 2018 film festival was a blast and we are extremely honored to be recognized for: Best On-Screen Duo (Amanda Colby Stewart & Brandi Aguilar) And in non-Clickbait categories: Les Femmes Du Genre (Sophia Cacciola) Nuclear Pen [multiple finalist screenplays] (Michael J. … Read More

The Caul: screenplay finalist Crimson Screen, GenreBlast, Women in Horror (Winner: Honorable Mention), and Nightmares film festivals!

Pitch site: http://launchover.com/films/thecaul/ – IMDb The Caul has been selected as a screenplay finalist at: Women in Horror Film Festival (Winner: Honorable Mention), Nightmares Film Festival, and GenreBlast Film Festival! Genre:  1970s-style folk horror Logline: The balance of light and darkness is disrupted as a … Read More

Blood of the Tribades wins Best Retro Feature at Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival on Monday, November 7th at Eastern Hills Cinema in Williamsville, New York (Sophia and Michael will be in attendance!)

Blood of the Tribades Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival November 4-13, 2016 Eastern Hills Cinema in Williamsville, New York Sophia and Michael will be in attendance! Monday, Nov. 7th at 9 pm Ticket Information We’re a festival highlight on Buffalo News! Coverage on … Read More

Blood of the Tribades wins Best Feature (overall) at Imaginarium Convention Film Festival 2016!

Blood of the Tribades won Best Feature (overall) at Imaginarium Convention! 2016 Imaginarium Convention – Imaginarium Convention Below is a complete list of Film Festival and Imadjinn Award winners for Imaginarium 2016. We extend our gratitude to all who participated … Read More

Sophia and Michael reveal all of their secrets about TEN and Magnetic on The Film Thrills Podcast – listen now!

Subscribe and check out The Film Thrills Podcast on iTunes or The Film Thrills Libsyn Page. Be sure to also like The Film Thrills Podcast on Facebook and leave them a review on iTunes or Libsyn! Download our episode at one of the above links or … Read More

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