The Calistra Zipper Story

Years after her appearance on The Howard Stern Show, Calistra Zipper, America's favorite taxidermied girl, is missing presumably somewhere in the vicinity of Hollywood, California. Her grandparents travel from New Jersey to find her; her brother Marco is suspected of arson fires as well as kidnapping his sister; the mysterious reclusive diva Alexis Del Lago harbors dark secrets; a psychic is summoned to find the missing girl; her shady friends are interrogated; mayhem and madness ensue and the involvement of notorious club kids cannot be ruled out.

  • Craig Calman
  • Craig Calman
  • Maef
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 17 minutes 54 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 10, 2010
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Hi 8mm
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Zero Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    December 8, 2008
    Zero Film Festival
    Purple Heart Award
  • Indie Film Festival

    Award of Merit, 2009
Director Biography - Craig Calman

Craig Calman began filmmaking at the age of 12 with 8mm and Super 8 projects. After traveling throughout Mexico age 19-20 with his Super 8 Bolex he made a 40 minute documentary and was accepted to and graduated from the UCLA Motion Picture/ Television Department in 1975. He then became a professional stage actor and performed Coast to Coast in classical theater. Playwright and screenwriter, lived in NYC 1979-86. Writing assistant to Hollywood Pioneer Producer Hal Roach 1988. Worked with Bette Davis on a film project she wanted to star in, 1987-89. Won Zero Film Festival Purple Heart Award 2008 for "The Calistra Zipper Story" his first digital video feature

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