SOULS OF TOTALITY (UK/USA) is an award-winning short film from British Director Richard Raymond and starring Emmy winning actress Tatiana Maslany and Tom Cullen.
The story follows Lady 18 and Guy 3, who have a secret. They are members of a cult that believes if they die during a Solar Eclipse their souls will be taken to paradise. But that’s not their secret...
They are also profoundly in love.
AWARDS & OFFICIAL SELECTIONS 2018
OSCAR QUALIFIED 2019
RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL -- (WINNER BEST SHORT FILM OF THE FESTIVAL)
HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL -- ("WINNER" BEST FILM GRAND JURY PRIZE)
EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL -- (SPECIAL MENTION FOR DIRECTION)
RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL -- ("WINNER" MOST POPULAR FILM)
CINEQUEST FILM FESTIVAL -- (WINNER MAVERICK SPIRIT AWARD)
BEND FILM FESTIVAL — (WINNER SPECIAL JURY AWARD FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY)
TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL
PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORTFEST
CALGARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL
ATLANTA FILM FESTIVAL -- (NOMINATED FILMMAKER TO WATCH)
SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
24FPS INTERNATIONAL INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
SAN JOSE INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
MILWAUKEE FILM FESTIVAL
CORONADO ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL
CORK FILM FESTIVAL
ST. LOUIS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
SHORTS NOT PANTS FILM FESTIVAL
HIROSHIMA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
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.