2012 Shortcuts Winner

The Illinois Film Office is proud to announce that the winner of our 2012 Shortcuts short film competition is Potenza Productions’ “Wednesday’s Child.”  The film was directed by Rocco Cataldo, produced by Mary Kay Cook and the cinematographer was Mike Kwielford.  The film was screened as part of the 2012 Chicago International Film Festival’s short film program.

“Wednesday’s Child” is a dark comedy in which a young girl’s plans to teach her parents a lesson go horribly awry.  The film stars Meredith Droeger, Kara Zeidker, Kirk Anderson and David Kovac.
Located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, Potenza Productions creates short films, music videos, commercials and television shows.  Director Rocco Cataldo is currently writing a feature-length film.


Betsy Steinberg, Managing Director of the Illinois Film Office and 2012 Shortcuts winner Mary Kay Cook