After dreamy fifteen-year-old Paul ruins dinner—and nearly does even worse damage—his hippie parents think that it is finally time for a sit down. Their eventual suggestion that Paul see a psychologist sends him into a tailspin of self-doubt. Only a miracle and some very quick thinking can restore his confidence.
Screening in Shorts Program: Unlimited Ride
Length: 14 minutes
Director: Paul Riccio
Screenwriter: Michael Gambino
Producer: Matt O'Shea and Paul Riccio
Editor: Richard Mettler
Associate Producer: Dave Leiphart and Garvin Brown
Cinematographer: Derek McKane
Executive Producer: Bill Sandwick
Composer: Pascal Bonifay
Casting Director: Lisa Rubenstein
Cast: Richard Edson, Jessica Hecht, Brian D'Addario, Mark Sarian, Jamie Effros
PAUL RICCIO is a graduate of Boston University’s film school who first gained notice as a director through shorts starring ’80s icons Sally Jessy Raphael and Steve Guttenberg, hosted by the website Funny or Die. He currently directs television commercials and branded content. Space Cadet is his big screen debut.