Experiencing Interruptions?

Girl Meets Roach

Dumped just before Christmas, a brokenhearted young woman forms an unlikely friendship...with a cockroach.

SYNOPSIS: Reeling from a sudden pre-Christmas breakup, Maggie hides herself away from the outside world, avoiding work, friends, and a persistent delivery guy. When a cockroach appears in her apartment, Maggie’s initial disgust slowly turns to affection. Could her newfound friendship with the roach help her move on? Or will discovering the extent of her ex’s betrayal send her over the edge?


  • Christopher Zatta
    At The Maple Grove, Imbroglio, Ambition of Love
  • Alison Zatta
    Amnesia Bachelor
  • Alison Zatta
    Amnesia Bachelor, Imbroglio
  • Alison Zatta
    Key Cast
  • Mia-Carina Mollicone
    Key Cast
  • Jason Wilson
    Key Cast
  • Dennis Hill
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Romance
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 15, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    12,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • San Luis Obispo International Film Festival
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    United States
    March 18, 2017
    World Premiere
  • Garden State Film Festival
    Atlantic City, NJ
    United States
    April 1, 2017
  • Threadbare Mitten Film Festival
    Charlotte, MI
    United States
    June 23, 2017
    **Audience Award**
  • ReelHeART International Film & Screenplay Festival
    Toronto, ON
    July 5, 2017
    Canadian Premiere
  • New Hope Film Festival
    New Hope, PA
    United States
    July 23, 2017
  • SBE's Hamilton (New York) International Film Festival
    Hamilton, NY
    United States
    July 26, 2017
  • FLY Film Festival
    Enid, OK
    United States
    August 4, 2017
    **Best Actress in a Short Film - Alison Zatta**
  • Jersey Shore Film Festival
    Asbury Park, NJ
    United States
    August 5, 2017
  • Broad Humor Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    September 2, 2017
  • Toronto Independent Film Festival
    Toronto, ON
    September 13, 2017
  • Fayetteville Film Festival
    Fayetteville, AK
    United States
    September 16, 2017
  • Harrisburg-Hershey Film Festival
    Harrisburg, PA
    United States
    September 18, 2017
  • Sydney Indie Film Festival
    Sydney, NSW
    September 23, 2017
    Australian Premiere
  • Ellensburg Film Festival
    Ellensburg, WA
    United States
    October 8, 2017
    **Audience Award - Best Short Film**
  • Laughlin International Film Festival
    Laughlin, NV
    United States
    October 14, 2017
  • Way Down Film Festival
    Columbus, GA
    United States
    October 14, 2017
    **Best Concept**
  • Twin Cities Film Fest
    St Louis Park, MN
    United States
    October 19, 2017
    **Finalist - Bill Murray Comedic Shorts Award**
  • Flyway Film Festival
    Pepin, WI
    United States
    October 20, 2017
  • Rockport Film Festival
    Rockport, TX
    United States
    November 3, 2017
  • Big Water Film Festival
    Ashland, WI
    United States
    November 12, 2017
  • Reel East Texas Film Festival
    Kilgore, TX
    United States
    November 17, 2017
  • Kinofilm Manchester Int'l Short Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    November 21, 2017
  • NewFilmmakers NY
    New York, NY
    United States
    December 20, 2017
  • Iron Mule Short Comedy Film Festival
    Brooklyn, NY
    United States
    January 9, 2018
  • Borrego Springs Film Festival
    Borrego Springs, CA
    United States
    January 11, 2018
  • Flagler Film Festival
    Palm Coast, FL
    United States
    January 13, 2018
    **Best Director, Comedy - Christopher Zatta**
  • Shelburne Falls Fabulous Fringe Fest
    Shelburne Falls, MA
    United States
    February 9, 2018
  • Dam Short Film Festival
    Boulder City, NV
    United States
    February 11, 2018
  • Copa Shorts Film Fest
    Maricopa, AZ
    United States
    February 18, 2018
    **Best Comedy**
  • Berlin Independent Film Festival
    February 19, 2018
    German Premiere
  • Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    February 25, 2018
  • Geneva Film Festival
    Geneva, IL
    United States
    March 9, 2018
  • Portland Comedy Film Festival
    Portland, OR
    United States
    March 23, 2018
  • Fargo Film Festival
    Fargo, ND
    United States
    March 24, 2018
  • Crossroads Film Festival
    Jackson, MS
    United States
    April 14, 2018
  • Hollywood Short Comedy Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    April 22, 2018
  • Roswell Film Festival
    Roswell, NM
    United States
    April 29, 2018
  • Sunscreen Film Festival
    St. Petersburg, FL
    United States
    April 29, 2018
  • Twister Alley Film Festival
    Woodward, OK
    United States
    April 29, 2018
    **Director's Choice Award**
  • Derby Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    May 10, 2018
  • NewFilmmakers LA
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    May 19, 2018
  • Cindependent Film Festival
    Cincinnati, OH
    United States
    August 24, 2018
Director Biography - Christopher Zatta

Christopher Zatta is based in Los Angeles, and originally from New Jersey, with some formative years spent in Canada, Belgium and Germany. He studied film at Boston University, and worked as an assistant on various features and TV series, including Mona Lisa Smile, American Dreams, and Crossing Jordan. Additional credits include writers assistant on season one of Marvel / Netflix series Daredevil and script coordinator on The CW's Supernatural. He also wrote for the NBC series Heroes.

Christopher formed King Fish Productions along with his sister, Alison Zatta, as a platform to write and direct independent material. Previous projects include the feature At The Maple Grove; the short film Ambition Of Love, which was selected by Werner Herzog for exhibition in his Rogue Film School Seminar; and the award-winning short film Imbroglio, starring Zoë Bell, which premiered at Fantasia International Film Festival in 2017.

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