To Tom Cortini (Movie)

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To Tom Cortini
10th Anniversary Poster
Directed by Jeff Bell
Produced by
Screenplay by Jeff Bell
  • Chris Horton
  • Jeff Bell
  • Joel Bessire
  • Bryan Boyer
  • Nathan Weiss
Music by John Murphy, Seatle Music
Cinematography Nate Weiss
Edited by Jeff Bell
Release date
December 15, 2002
Running time
14 minutes
Language English
Budget $25

To Tom Cortini, also known as TTC, is a 2002 short film that was the first to expand upon the New Prairie Universe.

Plot synopsis

A man starts asking questions about the packages he's been delivering but soon finds himself being hunted down for finding out too much.


  • Chris Horton ..... Jerry Burr
  • Joel Bessire ..... Tom Cortini
  • Jeff Bell ..... Vinnie Sportien
  • Bryan Boyer ..... Anthony
  • Nate Weiss ..... Tony
  • Keith Rambicure ..... Henchman #1
  • Joel Bessire ..... Henchman #2
  • Jeff Bell ..... Henchman #3


  • Was the second film created under the Ghost-Hat Productions name however, was the first film completed.
  • The film was produced in part by BOLTONBROS.CO, a production company co-founded by Jeff Bell prior to the foundation of Ghost-Hat.
  • The character Jerry Burr had a different last name in the original edit of the film. His name "Jerry Dingle" was changed during a 2004 re-edit of the film. Since the actors were no longer available, any mention of the name was simply cut from dialogue and a new one added in the credits.
  • The film was written, filmed, and edited in less than 2 weeks. It was a final project for a high school class that needed to be presented at the end of the semester. The original edit was completed a day before it was due.
  • Houses belonging to friends of the cast and crew were used as the estates of both Vinnie and Tom.
  • The idea for the movie came about after visiting the wooden trail seen at the end, a month prior to production. Onsite, director Jeff Bell loved the location and said he'd like to film a movie there. When it came time to make this movie, the story was written to work for that location.
  • The package of cocaine was actually a bag of sugar.

New Prairie Universe Info


The events of this film take place on December 15, 1995.