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


a select few of many

Complete Silence


narrative short



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

I Don't Blame the Beautiful Game


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


narrative short



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



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


narrative short



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



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.

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