Short Films

Captain Blackout

Captain Blackout is a TV pilot from Hellespont Films and directed by Matthew Panepinto.

Captain Blackout tells the story of James Black (Dann Florek) who miraculously awakens from three decades of unconsciousness to find a drastically altered reality. Though his family and friends hope to gradually integrate him back into their lives, it’s all turned upside down when James discovers that his wife has left him for his Best Man, his daughter (Daine Neal) is engaged to a woman, and staunch Republican, Ronald Reagan, has been replaced by an African American Democrat. Only two pillars of stability remain: a rational therapist twenty years his junior (Chris Papavasiliou), and the downtown club where James’s most sacred memories remain.

Starring Dann Florek, Diane Neal, Tamara Tunie, Chris Papavasiliou, Lawton Paskea, Christine Kelly, Charlie Heydt and Jim Conroy.

Music by Henrik Åström.

Jake and Jasper – A Ferret Tale

Jake and Jasper – A Ferret Tale is a 2011 short film directed by Alison Parker.

A young boy struggling with the death of his mother finds solace with a ferret named Jasper. The film features a score by Henrik Åström and additional music by The Crash Test Dummies.

Best Short Film Award – Nevada Film Festival
Rising Star Award – Canada International Film Festival
Gold Remi Award – Worldfest Houston International Film Festival

Alice Wants Dessert

Alice Wants Dessert is a short film from Naqturnal Pictures. It stars Alexis Dickey, Katherine VanderLinden and Lindsay Seim. It is the story about Alice, a young woman who is struggling to find something that is missing in her life. An imaginative and creative short film, which opens doors for joy and pain that we should all share. The film is directed by Luísa Mauaccad and the music is composed by Henrik Åström.

The Magic Ferret

The Magic Ferret is a 2013 short film from HiJinx Entertainment.

Sam is a six-year-old orphan with a pet ferret named Booger. Sam is as cute as a button, but he just can’t seem to find a family who wants him. When the newest prospective parents come to visit, Sam decides to impress them with a few magic tricks. He becomes “The Great Sambini” with Booger as his assistant. When his most amazing trick flops, Sam is deflated but not defeated, and with Booger’s help he conjures up a different kind of magic.

The film features a score by Henrik Åström and the songs “Magic” by Selena Gomez and “This House” by Cat Thomson.

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Santa’s Little Ferrets

Santa’s Little Ferrets is a 2014 short film from HiJinx Entertainment. The film stars Adam Korson, Lisa Durupt, Emma Tremblay, Jacob Tremblay, Erica Tremblay and Don Brown.

It’s Christmas Eve in a typical suburban household — two worn-out parents, three wildly excited children. In a desperate attempt to get the kids to sleep, their father tells them a homespun bedtime story, an instant Christmas classic — the story of Santa’s little ferrets. Although very few people know it, it seems that Santa brings an elite security detail with him every Christmas Eve — three highly trained ferrets. Their job? Make sure no one’s awake, trying to catch a glimpse of Santa. But on this particular night the unexpected happens, and the line between fantasy and reality becomes blurred. Suddenly, the ferrets’ entire security operation is in jeopardy!

The film is directed by Alison Parker and features an original score by Henrik Åström.