Film

 
Claire in the Rain (2018)

 

Claire is a writer on a deadline. She also needs to get more sleep. A hypnagogic romp through the park with invisible dogs and a weather cult.

 

Runtime: 9 minutes

Written and Directed by Mark Zampella

OFFICIAL SELECTION:

2019 Santiago Independent Film Awards

2019 Miami Underground Film Festival

2019 DUMBO Film Festival
2018 Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival, nominated for Best Music
2018 Miami Independent Film Festival
2018 Denver Underground Film Festival

 

 
Listening (2017)

 

A neo-noir rom-com involving high-end real estate, blackmail, bird watching, and petty theft.

 

Runtime: 16 minutes
 

Written and Directed by Mark Zampella

 

Nominated for Best Score 2017 Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival, Tampa FL

Official Selection 2017 Miami Independent Film Festival, Miami FL

Official Selection 2018 Sunscreen Film Festival, St. Petersburg FL

 

 

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The Violence of Progress (2016)

 

A novelist attempts to crack her writer's block by switching mediums. She meets an art critic bent on saving an old building from destruction, and together they make a deal that could be mutually beneficial.

 

Runtime: 44 minutes

Written and Directed by Mark Zampella

Nominated for Best Score, 2016 Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival, Tampa FL

Finalist 2016 Blow Up Chicago International Arthouse Film Festival, Chicago, IL

Official Selection 2016 Amarcord Arthouse Television & Video Awards, Chicago IL

Semi-Finalist, 2017 Atlanta Underground Film Festival, Atlanta GA

 

One Minute / Sixty Seconds (2016)

 

A woman arrives in town in search of her missing brother. She meets several of his conspiracy-minded friends on her way to unraveling the mystery of his disappearance.

 

Episodic web series (Total Runtime: 93 mins)

 

Written and Directed by Mark Zampella

Official Selection 2016 Innovative Film Festival, Tampa Florida 

Winner - Bronze Award 2017 World on Fire Film Festival, Minneapolis, MN

Semi-Finalist 2018 Colorado International SciFi and Fantasy Film Festival,

Denver, CO

 
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The Half Twin (2015)

 

A young woman's sense of identity is thrown into question when her father, a victim of early onset dementia, informs her of a long-forgotten family secret.  

 

Runtime: 33:26     Click here for full movie.

 

Written and Directed by Mark Zampella

 

Official Selection 2015 Barcelona Planet Film Festival, Barcelona Spain
Official Selection 2015 Blow-Up: Chicago International Arthouse Film Fest
Official Selection 2015 Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival, Tampa Florida 
(Nominated for Best Screenplay and Best Florida Film, Winner: Best Supporting Actor - Ed Ericsson)
Official Selection 2015 Innovative Film Festival, Tampa Florida 
(Nominated for Best Short and Best Director / Short)
Official Selection 2015 Miami Independent Film Festival, Miami Florida
Official Selection 2015 Iron Pointe Film Festival, Jacksonville Florida

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Singer (2015)

 

A small-time entertainer gets more than he bargained for when he meets a big-time music producer. Tacos figure prominently.

Runtime: 18:44

 

Written and Directed by Mark Zampella
 

Official Selection 2015 Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival
Official Selection 2015 Florida Horror Film Festival

 

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Only Iron Rusts (2014)

 

Only Iron Rusts investigates the cause and effect of oxidation through the eyes of puppets fashioned from tin cans. Told in mockumentary style and shot in black and white, the story at first resembles a 50s health class training film before quickly evolving into an existential visual treatise.      

 

Runtime: 7:28

 

Written and directed by Mark Zampella

 

Official Selection 2014 Williamsburg International Film Festival

Winner of Escapism Award, 2014 Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival

Official Selection 2015 Skyway Film Festival

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The Shepherdess (2014)

 

"I don't think most people even know why they do the things they do," she says. "Or bother to care".     

 

Runtime: 10:03

 

Written and directed by Mark Zampella

 

Official Selection 2014 Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival​

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