And we are proud to screen his short film  TENURE
AT The Cutting Room Independent Short Film Festival

Timothy Busfield is a Producer, Director and Emmy Award winning actor with over 650 professional credits. As an actor he has been a series regular or recurring character in 14 series including “Thirtysomething”, “The West Wing”, “Entourage”, “Sleepy Hollow”, Secrets and Lies”, “ED”, “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip”, “Trapper John, M.D.”, “The Byrds of Paradise”, “Champs”, “Family Ties”, “Without A Trace”, “The Paper Chase”, “Reggie” and “All My Children”. Timothy has appeared in over 40 television movies and feature films, including “Field of Dreams”, “Stripes”, “Revenge of the Nerds”, “Nerds in Paradise”, “Quiz Show”, “Sneakers”, “Striking Distance”, “Little Big League”, “First Kid”, “National Security”, “23 Blast”, “Strays”, “Trucks”, and “One Smart Fellow” which he co-directed, co-wrote, and acted in. Timothy has directed over 125 episodes of television, including “This Is Us” and multiple episodes of “The Fosters” (also directed the pilot), “thirtysomething”, “Sports Night”, “Damages”, “Lipstick Jungle”, “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip”, “Without A Trace”, “Las Vegas”, “The Night Shift”, “Secrets and Lies”, “The Glades”, and many more. Timothy has served as a Producing Director on 7 series including “Secrets and Lies”, “Mind Games”, Lipstick Jungle”, “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip”, “Without A Trace”, “ED”, and the mini series “Maneater”.Timothy has an honorary PhD from Michigan State University and serves as an Artist in Residence and Director of National Content for their PBS affiliate WKAR. He lives with his wife, television icon and fantastic cook, Melissa Gilbert.


And we are screening his nominated short WANT.
You Don’t want to miss this!

John Gallagher is a New York City-based filmmaker, a fixture on the New York scene for nearly 30 years as a director, writer, producer, author, historian and educator, with a wide range of international filmmaking resources and relationships, and a highly regarded, encyclopedic knowledge of films and filmmaking. His track record is especially strong in discovering and mentoring new talent, both in front of and behind the camera. Among the actors John has worked with in debut or significant early roles are John Leguizamo, Amanda Peet, Zach Braff, Michael Imperioli, Gretchen Mol, Matthew Lillard, Vincent Pastore, Steve Stanulis, Heather Matarazzo, and Denis Leary. Eight features and eighteen shorts have been produced under his 305 Media Group banner, all playing international film festivals, many directed by his young proteges.

Sarah Q, just won Em Tan Best Actress at Golden Door International Film Festival of Jersey City, with Best Supporting Actor nomination for Garry Pastore and Best Director nom for me
John’s last three features have all received distribution from Sony companies including the feature comedy-drama The Networker (q. v.), starring Steve Stanulis, William Forsythe, Alycia Reiner, Jeremy Luke, Natalie Knepp, Joe D’Onofrio, Brian Kelly, Samantha Scaffidi and Stephen Baldwin. He is the Executive Producer of the feature romantic comedy Enchantments (q. v.), directed by and starring Kelsey O’Brien (Best Feature at the Ridgewood Guild Film Festival), and is a writer-producer on the romantic comedy Sam, directed by Nick Brooks, starring Natalie Knepp, Sean Kleier, Stacy Keach, Morgan Fairchild, Joe D’Onofrio, Steve Stanulis, James McCaffrey, Bryan Batt, Brian Kelly and Sarah Scott, and executive produced by comedy legend Mel Brooks.



The Cutting Room

           International Short Film Festival        


Saturday October 20, 2018  

Sunday October 21, 2018

 44 E. 32nd St. New York, NY, 10016 

Dear Filmmakers,

Congratulations on your Official Selection into The Cutting Room International Short Film Festival. We are so excited to screen your film(s), and look forward to seeing you, family and friends. There are so many wonderful films. Also, there is one All Access FilmPass per Film submitted. All pay $35.00 for the “Formal Gala” and Awards. You will receive 2 drink tickets, and there will be hor d’oeuvres, music, comedians, and lots of socializing. There are multiple block discounts, and the best deal is the 2 day VIP Pass ALL ACCESS Pass for the Galas as well!!

Make sure you bring business cards! There will be lots of press, distributors, casting directors, agents, and directors. Looking forward to seeing you and your films,

Kindly, CRISFF Festival Director

Kathrina Miccio

THE CUTTING ROOM INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL Welcomes Indie Filmmakers New York City welcomes hundreds of filmmakers to C.R.I.S.F.F. in the heart of New York City.The Festival is focused on emerging, yet overlooked filmmakers and aims to show quality film of true indie filmmakers and honor their hard work and dedication. C.R.I.S.F.F. will be providing a showcase for the best independent cinema, from NYC and around the world, to the public and entertainment industry. Oct 20, 21,2018 will screen the best indie films,  hold live performances with opening and closing Gala Events. The Festival gives filmmakers the opportunity for potential distribution and funding, as well as awarding the top films across numerous categories, giving them the opportunity to mingle and network with press, supporters, and fans.The 1st annual C.R.I.S. Film Festival NYC will be its at New York’s infamous venue, The Cutting Room, which builds on almost two decades of history that includes top performers like Lady Gaga, Sting, Sheryl Crow, David Bowie, comedians, Dave Chapelle, and Louie Anderson. The Cutting Room and also hosted numerous film premieres, and Red Carpet Events. (Sorry no children under 7 allowed in the theater.)


Owner Steve Walter and co-owner actor Chris Noth (Sex and the City, The Good Wife). are now bringing Festival Director, Kathrina Miccio in to host The CRIS Film Festival in this beautiful venue, and stage. Actress, and resident portrait artist of The Cutting Room since 2001, Kathrina states, “I’ve had this idea for a while. We have a beautiful space, great sound, and state of the art projection. Let’s bring the art of film locally as well as from all over the world.”
With a separate superclub theater room, the Cutting Room venue, restaurant, and bar is a perfect spot to eat and drink before, and after watching the short film blocks, for opening day, Gala night and closing Gala Awards night.


Kathrina is an actress, writer, and director. She recently was named 1st Woman of The AOFMegaFest Las Vegas 2018-. She’s won 2 best actress awards, Best Woman Filmmaker, Best Director. Her career spans over 20 years in the entertainment industry. Some of her other film credits are THE DIRECT HIT, DEAD TO RIGHT, YOU CALL ME UGLY, AND I AM, and THE SOPRANOS. A native to New York, she holds a BA in Fine Arts and Theater from Wagner College,NY. Kathrina Miccio is also The Cutting Rooms resident portrait artist since  2001.MICCIOART.COMShe is a Breast Cancer survivor,  She wrote directed and starred in her comedy St. Joseph. It currently has won 14 awards. www.nobull.productions