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THE DRIFTER
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THE DRIFTER
 
World Premiere

Director: Craig Calamis

United States, 2014, 97min
Format: Digital (screening) - HDV (shooting)
Festival Year: 2015
Category: Feature Narrative
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Winner: Audience Award

Cast:  Chris Gibson, Bruce Jarman, Amanda Powell-Pesicek, Fred Lasday, Jack McAllister, Corey Calamis, Enrico Marcellino, Danielle Alagna, Michael Lane, Lee Karlinsky, Jayvo Scott, Melissa Eaton, Ashleigh Miller, Zachary Miller
Crew:  Executive Producers: John Stiglmeier, Judith Calamis, Cole Noppenberg, Ray Gibson, Mary Gibson, Bill Boyd, Nola Boyd - Producers: Craig Calamis - Screenwriters: Craig Calamis, Danny Bellini - Cinematographer: Cornelius O'donoghue - Editor: Craig Calamis - Composer: Matt Duncan
Email:  craigcalamisgmail.com
web:  www.driftermovie.com

synopsis
The Drifter tells the story of a uniquely troubled man, Chris Thatcher, who finds himself on a downward spiral induced by the painful memories of his dark and distant past. A lifetime of loneliness and guilt has taken it's toll on this tortured soul and the signs are becoming more apparent. In his search for purpose, the drifter spends his days and long nights on the open road, desperate to erase the haunting images that lurk deep within his mind. One evening, Chris finds refuge from the highway's cadence in a small southern town and decides to make himself at home. While in his temporary haven, he unexpectedly crosses paths with an old acquaintance who is quickly entertained by the uneasiness that Chris exudes. The men are tense at the sight of one-another their game officially begins. The drifter has many skeletons to hide, and new-found rival who is compelled to find them. The darker his memories grow, the closer he walks to the fine line between man and monster, slipping further and further from his grasp on reality.

director
As far back as he can remember, Craig Calamis had a passion for filmmaking and photography. When he was five, his parents bought him a behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of Tony Scott’s Days of Thunder, one of his favorite movies as a child. Even at such a young age he was captivated and inspired by all the creativity, choreography, and collaboration that took place on a film set. Calamis admired and practiced filmmaking throughout his childhood and all the way though college. Originally from New York, he attended the University of Central Florida where he studied film production and entrepreneurial business at both undergraduate and graduate levels. During his undergraduate studies, Craig Produced and Directed five short films that were awarded at fifteen film festivals worldwide. After film school, Craig Wrote, Produced, and Directed his first feature-length film, THE DRIFTER, which is now in consideration for more than 18 film festivals across the globe. Craig now works as a freelance filmmaker in New York.
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