Filmed during an actual solar eclipse

Starring Tatiana Maslany and Tom Cullen

a love story about the intensity of a looming moment that can change everything. 





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. 


AWARDS 2018/2019

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


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


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Tatiana Maslany

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.


Link to IMDB

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Tom Cullen

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



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