Film Nine: Anomaly (2014)

Anomaly (2014), directed by Dan DiFelice and Salomon Ligthelm, is an indie short film with a run-time of 37 minutes. The narrative is an abstract adaption of the nativity story of Christ, and follows the interconnected stories of several characters that await the arrival of an astronomical event. Each must learn about life, love, and faith, on the backdrop of the cosmic occurrence.

The film’s directors were able to successfully raise and exceed their goal of $60K on Kickstarter; yet the film looks like it was created with almost three times that budget. With extraordinary visual effects, attention to detail, and brilliant performances from central characters Christian Cooke and Lexi Johnson, the film is blended together into an incredible combination of talent and vision.

Along with the wealth of knowledge from both Directors, the team was also graced with the extraordinary talent of their Director of Photography, Khalid Mohtaseb. The trio originally met online via Vimeo, but their collaboration on the project proved to be prolific. The film was not only founded on skill and proficiency, but on the passion of all who were involved, which is visibly evident in the end product.


<p><a href=”″>ANOMALY</a&gt; from <a href=””>ANOMALY</a&gt; on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>


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