Encounter, dir. Paul J. Salamoff

Closing Night Film


(World Premiere)

First Contact

D: Paul J. Salamoff | USA | 92 min

Dec 9th, 7:40pm (Alpha)

Writer: Paul J. Salamoff

Cast: Luke Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Tom Atkins

A group of friends uncover an otherworldly object in a rural field, which they soon discover holds greater secrets than they could imagine. A nod back to classic B-movies of the 60s and 70s, this simple setup allows for a much deeper emotional story than would be expected, exploring the human will in the face of grief and loss.

Paul J. Salamoff has been in the Entertainment Industry for over 20 years and has worked on over 50 Films, TV and Commercials as a Writer, Producer, Executive, and originally as a Make-Up FX Artist, working for years on such iconic films as CRITTERS 3-4,” and ED WOOD. He has written novels, non-fiction, and comic books and produced the 22nd, 23rd, 33rd, 34th and 35th Saturn Awards for The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Film. Encounter is his feature directing debut.