FEATURETTE & Trailer
SOULS OF TOTALITY is an award-winning short film from Director Richard Raymond and starring Emmy Award-winning actress Tatiana Maslany and Tom Cullen.
Filmed during an actual solar eclipse (a first in cinema history), SOULS OF TOTALITY is a love story about the intensity of a looming moment that can change everything and the sacrifices we make for love.
Long-listed - Academy Awards 2019
Winner - Best Short of the Festival | Raindance Film Festival
Winner - Best Grand Jury Prize | Hollyshorts Film Festival
Winner - Best Short of the Festival | St. Louis International Film Festival
Winner - Grand Prix Best Film Award | Hiroshima Film Festival
Winner - Best Film of the Festival | New Renaissance Film Festival
Winner - Most Popular Film | Rhode Island International Film Festival
Winner - Special Mention | Edinburgh International Film Festival
Winner - Maverick Spirit Award | Cinequest Film Festival
Winner - Special Jury Award for Best Cinematography | Bend Film Festival
Winner - Best Film Audience Award | El Festival Americana
Winner - Best Actress Tatiana Maslany | Love Story Film Festival
Winner - Best Actor Tom Cullen | Love Story Film Festival
2018 OFFICIAL SELECTIONS:
Tribeca Film Festival
Palm Springs International Shortfest
Edinburgh International Film Festival
Raindance Film Festival
Rhode Island Film Festival
Mill Valley Film Festival
Hollyshorts Film Festival
Calgary Film Festival
Atlanta Film Festival
Cinequest Film Festival
Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Cleveland International Film Festival
St. Louis International Film Festival
24FPS International Short Film Festival
San Jose International Short Film Festival
Hiroshima International Film Festival
Shorts That Are Not Pants Film Festival
New Renaissance Film Festival
Coronado Island Film Festival
Love Story Film Festival
Milwaukee Film Festival
El Festival Americana
Bend Film Festival
Cork Film Festival
Vimeo Staff Pick
Short of the Week
Cast and Crew
Canadian Actress Tatiana Maslany is best known for her Emmy-winning and Golden Globe nominated performances in Orphan Black, and the feature films Stronger and The Woman in Gold.
Tom Cullen is a Welsh actor best known for his role in the award-winning film Weekend, and the television series Downton Abbey, and the drama series Knightfall.
Director & PRoducer - Richard Raymond
Richard Raymond’s debut film Desert Dancer (2015) opened the 30th anniversary Santa Barbara International Film Festival and screened at Lincoln Center, the United States Capitol, the United Nations and the Edinburgh International Film Festival, where it was the runner-up for the Audience Award. the film was nominated for the Golden Frog at Camerimage. His short, Souls of Totality, contains a single-take sequence shot during a solar eclipse, a first in cinema history.
Producer - John Trefry
As the founder of 4WT Media, John has extensive experience running numerous productions for Fortune 500 companies and original films including Bad Fan and DRAIN which are both 4WT Media productions.
Producer - James Mitchell
An accomplished producer with numerous credits for both film and TV, as the Creative Director for the production company 4WT Media.
Producer - Nousha Raymond
Souls of Totality is Nousha’s first film production. She is very excited to begin producing other films alongside her husband, Richard Raymond.
WriterS - Kate Trefry & BEN BOLEA
Kate Trefry & Ben Bolea are screenwriters based in Los Angeles. SOULS OF TOTALITY is the first script they worked on as co-writers. Separately, their work has appeared four times on the annual Black List, ranking the best unproduced screenplays in Hollywood. Kate has also worked extensively in television as one of the writers of Netflix’s global phenomenon STRANGER THINGS 2 and the upcoming STRANGER THINGS 3. Ben currently has numerous feature projects in development with New Line Cinema, Michael De Luca Productions, Ian Bryce Productions, and LD Entertainment. Ben & Kate are also married.
Cinematographer - Jarin Blaschke
His naturalistic lighting and camerawork can been seen in The Witch and Shimmer Lake.