*WINNER of Canadian Screen Awards-qualifying festival

*Airing NOW on ShortsTV US and ShortsTV Europe.

After a tragic accident, a young girl struggles to maintain perspective as she treads in a shallow pool of obligation. Spiraling into the heights and depths of despair, she stops participating in the world in the usual way.

Written, Directed, and Produced by Kaitlin Puccio.
Starring Kaitlin Puccio and Reid Prebenda.


Full film (15 minutes):

***WINNER: Gold Remi Award, Dramatic Original Short, WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival (Canadian Screen Awards-qualifying festival)
WINNER: Jury Award, Best Short, Hoboken International Film Festival
WINNER: Best Director of a Short, Golden Egg Film Festival LA

Best of the Fest: “Circles,” Hoboken International Film Festival
Best Actress: Kaitlin Puccio, Golden Egg Film Festival
Best Director: Kaitlin Puccio, 30 Under 30 Film Festival
Best Director of Photography
Best Special Effects
Best Supporting Actress
Achievement in Sound Design

Official Selection WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival
Official Selection Hoboken International Film Festival
Official Selection 30 Under 30 Film Festival
Official Selection Southampton International Film Festival
Official Selection Beacon Independent Film Festival
Official Selection Northeast Film Festival
Official Selection NewFilmmakers NY
Official Selection Cinema at the Edge Independent Film Festival
Official Selection Golden Egg Film Festival LA

More quotes:
“Kaitlin Puccio’s ‘Circles’ gave me the chance to marvel at the wonderful cinematography while very subtly illustrating the heartbreak of the movie’s protagonist. I hope to see more from this filmmaker.”

– Terry Nelson, Founder/Executive Director, Beacon Independent Film Festival

“With ‘Circles,’ first-time writer-director, Kaitlin Puccio, proves she not only has a passion for filmmaking, she also has the creative self-confidence to see her vision through and bring it to cinematic life.”

– Deanna Shapiro, Producer, Beautiful Lie Pictures

“Kaitlin Puccio is one of the Hudson Valley’s most promising young film professionals and we are proud to call her one of ours. We look forward to seeing her star continue to rise…and, if ‘Circles’ is any indication, it is sure to do just that.”

– Dawn Ansbro, Executive Director, Orange County NY Arts Council, Orange County NY Film Office

“A fine film…extremely well-received by the audience.”

– Hunter Todd, Founding Director, WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival

Kaitlin was also a panelist on a Women In Film panel at Beacon Independent Film Festival, moderated by Sundance Grand Jury Prize nominee Enid Zentelis. Other panelists were: Emmy- and Peabody-award winner Beth Levison, Writers Guild of America award nominee Ingrid Jungermann, Tribeca and Sundance award nominee Ivy Meeropol, and Independent Spirit Award and Sundance Grand Jury Prize nominee Deborah Kampmeier.

Listen to Kaitlin discuss “Circles” on Fox Radio:


“Circles” analyzes ideas from Kierkegaard’s The Sickness Unto Death, Freud’s Beyond The Pleasure Principle, Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason, and Sartre’s Being and Nothingness. Explore the philosophical ideas in the film below.

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