The silly bastard next to the bed

2015 Shortlist Finalist

The silly bastard next to the bed

Dir: Scott Calonico

UK/US, 2014, Documentary

8 Minutes

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Film Synopsis: 
JFK places a salty call to his staff, questioning a potentially embarrassing expenditure. The blowback is hilarious and a little haunting.
About the director: 
Scott’s films have screened in festivals across the globe, including Sundance, Tribeca and Rotterdam Film Festival, as well as in such diverse locations as South Africa, Switzerland and an abandoned World War II bunker in Italy. His movies have also been featured on websites such as Comedy Central, The Atlantic Monthly and VICE.

He holds an MA from City University, London in International Journalism and was once paid to curse on the BBC.

Currently he resides in Leith, Scotland. When he isn’t conducting Trainspotting tours, he serves as video production lead for GFI MAX Software.
Cast & Credits: 
Scott Calonico
Jeff Radice
AD&D Productions, Ltd.
President John F. Kennedy
Film Details Left: 


  • Full Frame Film Festival 2014 (Audience Award - Best Short)
  • Vimeo Staff Pick, July 2014
  • Florida Film Festival 2014
  • Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival Shorts Night 2014
  • Boston IFF 2014
  • Maryland Film Festival 2014
  • Sydney Film Festival 2014
  • Oak Cliff Film Festival 2014
  • SF DocFest 2014
  • DC Shorts 2014
  • Traverse City Film Festival 2014
  • Woods Hole Film Festival 2014
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