Writer-Director Milestone

Worldfest-Houston Gold Remi Award winner, and Golden Egg Film Festival Best Director winner and Best Actress nominee Kaitlin Puccio turns 25 today. Take a look at her personal website here, and her IMDB page here.

Kaitlin Puccio (imdb.me/kaitlinpuccio) grew up in Montgomery, New York, and graduated from NYU with a degree in Philosophy, French, and Creative Writing. In 2013, she formed a production and publishing company, Bent Frame, LLC (bentframellc.com). Her writing has been published under multiple pseudonyms. Kaitlin is the writer and creator of Philosopagus (philosopagus.com) and Celia Kay (celiakay.com), and is a contributor to MindBodyGreen.com.

“Circles” is Kaitlin’s debut film, which she wrote, directed, acted in, and produced. For “Circles,” Kaitlin won Best Director of a Short Film at Golden Egg Film Festival LA 2014, and was nominated for Best Actress. She was awarded the Gold Remi Award for Dramatic Original Short at Worldfest-Houston, where “Circles” screened at AMC Theatre in April 2014. “Circles” has also been accepted to Cannes Court Métrage. It was nominated for four additional awards. Kaitlin is currently filming the Philosopagus Live video series, which she wrote and created (youtube.com/philosopaguslive). She is also writing a feature-length screenplay.

Kaitlin won Honorable Mention in 2008 from New Millennium Writings for her creative nonfiction essay, “Reflections in White Water.”

She will be featured in a forthcoming article for NYU alumni.


Kaitlin was awarded the Gold Remi Award for Dramatic Short at Worldfest-Houston, where “Circles” screened at AMC Theatre on April 12, 2014. The film was “extremely well received by the audience,” said festival founder Hunter Todd. Worldfest’s first honors went to Spielberg, Ridley Scott, the Coen brothers, Francis Ford Coppola, Ang Lee, etc. Kaitlin Puccio honored now with Wordfest’s Gold Remi Award.

Watch the trailer here.

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Originally posted on Philosopagus:

1) The wind walloped him. An invisible enemy, but he didn’t mind. The noise quieted his restless thoughts.
2) He looked out into the ocean, the same color as the unlit sky, blending into one another seamlessly.
3) Seamlessly. He searched for it. What exists within that invisible seam, between the ocean and the stars? The wind pushed him forward.
4) Not yet. He wasn’t ready yet. He held onto the rail of the peeling red bridge and looked out, noticing the cold of the summer air.
5) He noticed everything. Felt everything. Remembered everything. Fresh-cut grass. Ex-wife’s lips, wet with salty grief. Baby shoes, unworn.
6) As his foot lifted off the ledge, he thought “this is a mistake.”
7) As he floated through the seam of the ocean and the sky, he thought “this is all that’s left of me.”

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