About

Alfred Thomas Catalfo is a screenwriter, director, SAG actor and attorney.  He has been a winner or finalist in more than 40 major screenwriting competitions with five different feature scripts. 

In 2006, Catalfo wrote, produced and directed The Norman Rockwell Code, a 35-minute, Web-based spoof of The Da Vinci Code that was featured on The Must List ("Ten Things We Love This Week") in Entertainment Weekly and had more than one million online hits in three months.  Other short films he has written, produced and directed include the Hitchcockian thriller The Stag Hunt, the dark comedy Ear Whacks, and Bighorn, a 15-minute, supernatural historical fantasy that was the subject of full-page stories in the New York Daily News and Boston Herald and winner of the 2011 Online New England Film Festival.  Nathaniel Philbrick, Pulitzer Prize-nominated author of the New York Times Bestsellers "The Last Stand" and "Bunker Hill," applauded Bighorn on his blog, calling it "an ingenious and demented intermingling of the Battle of the Little Bighorn with the New England Patriots...You've got to see this movie!"

Catalfo's short film Rocketship, which he wrote and directed, was an Official Selection of the 17th Dances With Films festival in Los Angeles, one of the industry's premier showcases for emerging talent.  Sponsored by powerhouse agencies CAA and ICM, Dances With Films was held in June, 2014, at the the legendary Grauman's Chinese Theatre (a/k/a TCL Chinese Theatres).  Following its festival run, Rocketship was featured as part of in-flight programming on Virgin Airlines worldwide.

Catalfo's short films have been screened at festivals across the United States including the Mill Valley Film Festival sponsored by the California Film Institute, LA Shorts Fest, Boston Film Festival sponsored by NBC Universal and The Hollywood Reporter, New Hampshire Film Festival, DC Shorts, Rhode Island International Film Festival, Napa Valley Film Festival, Dances With Films (Los Angeles), Cleveland International Film Festival, Dragon Con Atlanta (the largest multi=media, popular culture convention in the world), Adirondack Film Festival, Orlando Film Festival, Louisville's International Festival of Films, South Dakota Film Festival, Northampton International Film Festival, and ITVFest sponsored by HBO, CBS and the Writers Guild of America East.


Screenwriting competitions in which Catalfo was a winner or finalist include Final Draft (top 8 out of approximately 2500 entries) twice, Austin Film Festival Heart of Film (top 25 out of 4000), Script Magazine Open Door three times, New Hampshire Film Festival (Grand Prize Winner and wrote two of the four finalists), San Diego Film Festival, Chesterfield sponsored by Paramount, Francis Ford Coppola's American Zoetrope, Fade In Magazine Screenwriting Awards, Monterey County Film Commission Screenplay Competition, Texas Film Institute Screenwriting Competition, ScreenCraft Action & Thriller Script Contest, Sundance Table Read My Screenplay Competition, and the Nantucket Film Festival Tony Cox Screenwriting Competition sponsored by Showtime in which he wrote two of the three finalist scripts in a blind competition, an unprecedented achievement.  Catalfo's feature script Vulture's Row was the Winner in the Thriller category and Runner Up in the Drama category in the Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition, the only script in the competition to be chosen as a finalist in two categories.  There were 1,511 submissions.  ATC was presented with the awards on April 25, 2014, at the 45th Nashville Film Festival presented by Nissan.  The script was the Grand Prize Winner of the Rhode Island International Film Festival Screenplay Competition, and a Top 20 Finalist out of more than 2,500 submissions in the Slamdance Film Festival Screenplay Competition.
 
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