Title: Enigma
Running Time: 13m 50s
Genre:  Drama
Format: ARRI Alexa

Director & Writer: Claudine Eriksson
Co-Writer: Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. 
Executive Producer: Bob Giraldi
Producer: Gregory Horoupian

Story: A successful and driven book publisher in
her 40s comes across the work of a young up-and-coming photographer — only to have their professional relationship disrupted by the inevitable connection to each other. 





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— Owner of a publishing house
Portrayed by Cilda Shaur. 

Cilda is an accomplished actress who has appeared in several features, includingThe Preppie ConnectionMy Bakery in Brooklyn, and Beijing, New York. She worked on several productions as Associate Choreographer with Tony Award-winning director Daniel Sullivan, and her time on Broadway included work with Bob Fosse, Gwen Verdon, and Sammy Davis Jr.

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— Up & coming photographer
Portrayed by Tanner Sarff. 

Tanner was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona and moved to New York City after high school. He is a graduate of the prestigious William Esper Studio and over the last year has been busy completing A Western, a short film which he co-wrote and starred in. Prior to acting, Tanner raced motorcross and still has a love for the sport.


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— Eric’s father
Portrayed by Matt Norklun.

Matt is a New York-based bicoastal actor. Originally from Long Island, he got his start as a stuntman in So Fine, starring Ryan O’Neal. He trained with The Groundlings in LA and HB Studios in New York. In addition to acting, Matt has directed theater and is an active member of the East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue Squad.

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— Rebecca’s assistant
Portrayed by Emily Kaplan. 

A New York-based actress, Emily studied at the prestigious William Esper Studio. Her credits include the short film The Fifth of July, the series pilot “High Falls,” and a co-starring role in the Danish feature film Swingers. Her New York stage credits include one-act plays DoublinDown and The Office.

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— Eric’s girlfriend
Portrayed by Helena Eliasson.

Helena is a Swedish expat based in New York City. An actress with a background in theater and dance, her most recent work includes an art film by Hans Gissinger and a commercial for Volvo. Helena trained under Jacob Truedson Demitz. 

— Gallery Owner
Portrayed by John Anthony.

A New York City native, John is an alumnus of the New Actors Workship and has studied under the tutelage of Mike Nichols and Deena Levy. He can be seen in commercial spots for Spike TV, Zales, Keurig Coffee, and Pepsi’s “Hyped for Halftime” Superbowl spot. John also spends time in the sky, working towards his pilot’s license.




Claudine Eriksson
— Director & Writer

A multidisciplinary designer originally from Sweden, now based in New York City. As a first-time filmmaker, she brings her visual acuity from the design world into the art of moving images.


 Alexander Dinelaris, Jr.
— Co-Writer

An Oscar-winning screenwriter and successful playwright. His varied works include a musical version of The Bodyguard, the modern tearjerker Still Life, and a harrowing look at the legacy of the Armenian Genocide in Red Dog Howls. Alex’s work as screenwriter for Birdman won him both the Golden Globe and the Academy Award.


Bob Giraldi
— Executive Producer

The legendary American film and television director, known for the film Dinner Rush and music video for Michael Jackson’s “Beat It.” Over decades, his work has collected accolades all over the world, including several London International Awards, Cannes Advertising Awards, and hundreds of Clio Awards. Bob has also been named one of the “101 Stars Behind 100 Years of Advertising.”

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Gregory Horoupian
— Producer

A New York City-based producer and director, Gregory began in motion picture distribution before moving into production. He has guided dozens of international shorts, features, and commercials from concept to completion. His own films A Perfect Execution and Bayonet have been screened worldwide at Oscar-qualifying film festivals and are now in distribution.


film stills.




Grand Ferry Park
Brooklyn, NY


Artprint Building Office
Brooklyn, NY

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Rebecca's Apartment
Brooklyn, NY

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Eric's Apartment
Brooklyn, NY


Orchard Street, NY


Bowery, NY 



Jordan T. Parrott
— Director of Photography

Jordan is a New York-based cinematographer and graduate of Emerson College’s Film Program. He is a prolific narrative and commercial DP, having shot over sixteen short films that have played at film festivals worldwide. His recent project, Tom in America (starring Academy Award-nominees Burt Young and Sally Kirkland) premiered at the Montreal World Film Festival.


Elias Meister
— Composer

Elias is a talented guitarist who shirks any defining genre. Since coming to New York in 2007, he has been an active jazz musician in contemporary, traditional and chamber settings. He plays in the rock band Mon Khmer, the elektro-pop collective Bowmont, and produces pop music for the German movie production company Bavaria Film.

Matthew Slamowitz
— Editor

Matthew is an award-winning editor and director.  He began his professional career as a first assistant director for independent productions and transitioned into working on large studio projects. Matthew has edited a diverse list of music videos, trailers, commercials, and over a dozen short films. Collectively, the films he has edited have won seven awards and screened at fifteen film festivals.



Sara Nory of Galore Group
—  Wardrobe Designer

Sara is a stylist and partner at Galore Groupe, a multi-label boutique showroom that represents Men’s and Women’s contemporary designs. With its headquarters in the Fashion District of New York City, Galore Groupe stays loyal to its Swedish DNA by representing emerging Swedish fashion brands in the North American market.


Elina Grothén
—  Set Dresser

Elina is a graduate of the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. She began her career in Copenhagen, Denmark working as a stylist's assistant for Cover Magazine and as a set dresser for Magasin Living. She has worked with the H&M-owned brand Monki and has done creative production for both campaigns and editorials with international photographers like Tung Walsh and Coco Capitan.


special thanks.

Gallery Photography
— Clay Patrick McBride

Clay's pieces from his 2013 photo series "3rd Rail" are used for the gallery scene in Enigma. He is a New York-based photographer who has created arresting portraits of top athletes and musicians like LeBron James, Allen Iverson, Norah Jones and Kid Rock. His work has appeared in countless magazines, including Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, and Maxim.

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Campaign Photography
— David Barron

David shot our Portrait / Detail Campaign, which is used for all Enigma branding and promotional materials. He is a Brooklyn-based photographer whose collaborations with musicians, clothing designers and "real" people reveal his profound interest in documenting the human condition. David counts Nike, Luxottica and Brother International among his recent commercial clients. 

Post Production Sound
— Humberto Corte

Humberto is the founder of Parlante Sound, a studio located in Vancouver, BC specializing in sound post-production and music composition/production. He has created the sound design for numerous features, shorts, video games, and commercials and recently won a Leo Award for his sound work on the feature film, Grace: The Possession.



behind the scenes.


thank you.


Thank you to everyone who contributed with a donation, and thanks to the amazing cast & crew who contributed their time and talent!