No need to gaze longingly at Manhattan when all the action is in the trailer.


a select few of many

Complete Silence


zero budget narrative short



Complete Silence made its festival debut at SCI-FI-LONDON 2017.

I Don't Blame the Beautiful Game


zero budget narrative short



Winner of the 2011 Indie Lisboa Onda Curta Award


Declan Hill, author of The Fix: Soccer and Organized Crime (commenting on I Don't Blame the Beautiful Game): "A chilling and eerie portrait of the effects of match-fixing. Done superbly on a budget of pennies. One wonders and waits for Christopher's next work!"


I Don't Blame the Beautiful Game has been distributed globally screening on numerous television channels including Canal +.

Overhead Light trailer


trailer for a narrative short



Overhead Light is a soon to be released short by Christopher Arcella featuring Angela Carbone, Marcus Crawford Guy, Madeleine Rogers, Rowan Loren and an original score by Plaid. Overhead Light made its festival debut at SCI-FI-LONDON 2017.



zero budget narrative short



FORGOTTEN was made in less than two days for the annual SCI-FI-LONDON 48 Hour Film Challenge. The challenge gives each participant a title, a line of dialogue, a theme and a very tight deadline. The unique criteria for this film was as follows:



PROP: Wallet change - we see a character place an item from one wallet to another.
DIALOGUE: Stick to the shore and you can see inland for miles. It's probably safer that way.
SCIENCE (OPTIONAL): A new super expensive drug can extend life by 50 years.

The Surrealist


zero budget narrative short



The Surrealist made its premiere at the 2011 Rural Route Film Festival.

Yellow Carnation


zero budget narrative short




zero budget low-fi experimental documentary short



Jim Jarmusch, filmmaker: "With CRIME SCENE GREENPOINT, Christopher Arcella has crafted a mysteriously dramatic visual poem just from looking out his window (and down from his rooftop). Many have done less with much more!"


In 2007 CRIME SCENE GREENPOINT premiered at Scanners: the Video Festival by the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

Country Doll


zero budget low-fi experimental narrative short



Country Doll is a 30 minute zero budget dark comedy featuring Xan Holston and Alia Berry. Shot years prior on two MiniDV cameras, this low-fi short evolved through numerous iterations before making its premiere at the 2007 Rural Route Film Festival.

Frequency Response - Observations


zero budget low-fi experimental narrative short



Winner of the San Francisco International Film Festival Golden Gate Award


Gary Meyer, cofounder of Landmark Theatres and former director of the Telluride Film Festival (commenting on Frequency Response - Observations): "A film that draws on the experimental traditions of the pioneers while looking to the future, combining multiple layers of images, sound and narrative in search of a new way to tell stories. The influence of emerging technology, video, and computer interactivity are combined with a playful post modernist sensibility. The film we chose is provocative and original. Guided by a sardonic scientific voice over, some fast forward buttons on the screen, and a miraculous flying cereal box airplane, a young man meditates on the nature of the world he experiences."

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