short film

Once Not Far From Home

Erik Per Sullivan (Malcolm in the Middle) and Skye McCole Bartusiak (The Cider House Rules) star in this dramatic story about a curious little boy, a beautiful young girl and a mysterious old house that holds the secret of their love and fate. Daniel Hugh Kelly (Star Trek: Insurrection) and veteran actor James Best (The Dukes of Hazzard) co-star in this captivating, thought-provoking tale that proves true love really does last forever.


Ben Van Hook


Todd Thompson


Kathryn Ruscio Kelly, Smithy Sipes, Todd Thompson


Erik Per Sullivan, Skye McCole Bartusiak, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Brett Rice, James Best

Awards and Accolades

Best of Florida—Made In Florida Film Festival
Winner—Birch Creek Film’s Festival In The Gardens
Winner—Independents’ Film Festival
Best Director—Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival
Best Cinematography—Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival
People’s Choice Award—Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival
Honorable Mention—Rhode Island International Film Festival
Best Short Film—2006 Crystal Reel Awards
Best Director—2006 Crystal Reel Awards
Best Cinematography—2006 Crystal Reel Awards
Best Costumes—2006 Crystal Reel Awards
Best Production Design—2006 Crystal Reel Awards
Best Hair & Make Up—2006 Crystal Reel Awards
Best Editing—2006 Crystal Reel Awards
Best Original Score—2006 Crystal Reel Awards

Film Festivals

Official Selection—Delray Beach Film Festival
Official Selection—Hollywood Film Festival
Official Selection—Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
Official Selection—Florida Film Festival
Official Selection—Sunscreen Film Festival
Official Selection—Swansea Bay Film Festival