The emotional short film To the Moon and Back, which stars General Hospital actor Dominic Zamprogna (Dante Falconeri), has received a lot of attention at film festivals, but it hasn't been available for wide viewing -- until now!
The multi-award-winning film, which was written and directed by GH producer Nate Hapke, is now available to stream for free (see below). And it's definitely worth checking out, especially if you're a big fan of Zamprogna, who gives a head-turning performance in the haunting project.
The actor stars as Robert Westfield, a grieving man who finds solace in the presence of his wife and daughter in the moments before he has to deliver a eulogy for his recently deceased mother.
Daytime alum Danielle Rayne also appears in the film as Robert's wife, Judith Westfield. Soap fans may recognize the actress from her short-lived role as Alice on All My Children from 1990 until 1991 and as Lisa Tjaden on an episode of Days of our Lives in 2014. Meanwhile, Julie Romano portrays the couple's daughter, Freddi Westfield.
Hapke's To the Moon and Back was funded through a Kickstarter campaign and was filmed at a community church in North Hollywood in early 2019. At the time of the film's initial release, Zamprogna raved that Hapke was a "helluvadirector."
Check out the film below and let us know if you agree with Zamprogna by leaving your thoughts in our Comments section at the end of the article.
Nate Hapke graduated from Syracuse Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Television-Radio-Film. He joined GH as a production coordinator in 2015 and now works as a production associate on the ABC soap opera.
He has won multiple awards for his work in filmmaking, including Best Emerging Filmmaker at the 2014 Trinity International Film Festival in Detroit for Alvie, Best Short Film at the 2014 Syracuse University Film Festival for Shave, Best Director at the 2014 We Made it in Toronto Film Competition at the Toronto International Film Festival for Fugue, Best Writer at the 2015 We Made it in Cannes Film Competition at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival for Ashes, Best Short Film for Thom & Gerry at the 2015 Trinity International Film Festival, the Inspiring Filmmaker Award from the 2017 Trinity International Film Festival, and Best Ensemble Films Director at the 2020 LA Live Film Festival for To the Moon and Back.
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