Jason Cortlund, Julia Halperin, USA 2023, 91’
World premiere
Booger Falling Stars

In the latest from the directors of Now, Forager, a hit at the 3rd AFF, a meeting of two siblings after their parent’s tragic death becomes a pretext to tear old wounds open. This is a drama about loss and an insatiable sense of guilt, thickened with tension that independent horror films would be proud of.

Jakub Demiańczuk


American Film Festival 2022 - US in Progress Award

Jason Cortlund, Julia Halperin

Jason Cortlund and Julia Halperin are a director-producer duo. Cortlund studied at the University of Oregon and the University of Texas, where he received a degree in screenwriting. Halperin also graduated from the University of Texas and is currently an assistant at Emerson College in Boston. Their films showed at SXSW and in Rotterdam, among others. Their feature-length debut, Now, Forager, received funding from US in Progress; the completed film was subsequently a hit at the 3rd American Film Festival.


2006 Interstate (Part One) (short)

2007 Interstate (Part Two) (short)

2012 Tam, gdzie rosną grzyby / Now, Forager

2017 Barrakuda / Barracuda

2023 Crookedfinger 

Cast & Crew

director Jason Cortlund, Julia Halperin
screenplay Jason Cortlund
cinematography Jonathan Nastasi
editing Eva Claire
music Chris Brokaw
cast Paula Jon DeRose, Welker White, Blake DeLong
producer Julia Halperin, Todd Remis
production Small Drama
sales Small Drama
language English
coloration colour
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