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GI Film Festival San Diego 2018

Popcorn & Chocolate

Directed by Cathrine Hatcher

Families in Service, Healing, Post 9/11 / USA / 2018 / narrative / 15 mins / English / San Diego Premiere

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Plays In:
Selected Shorts and Local Films

Museum of Photographic Arts
September 28, 2018 8:15 pm


A tenacious middle school band student selling fundraisers help a grief-stricken military family recover from their loss. At times tearful, at times funny, this is a feel-good story about how life goes on.


Actor, Writer, and Producer Michael Baker is scheduled to attend.


GI Film Festival San Diego Nomination

Best Narrative Short

Director's Bio

Cathrine Hatcher is no stranger to the film industry. She has been working in the industry for 28 years. Cathrine started out as a Makeup Artist/Stylist for more than half of those years. She has had the opportunity to prep for camera and make-up people such as Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Jay Leno, Gary Sinise, Terry Bradshaw, Tony Romo, Emmitt Smith, Magic Johnson, Troy Aikman, and the list goes on. She has worked on hundreds of commercials and industrials and over 100 films and TV shows. Cathrine has touched thousands of faces.

Michael Baker (Producer, Writer, and Actor)

Michael Baker is an award-winning film producer, screenwriter, software entrepreneur, published author, teacher, erstwhile actor, former skydiver, husband of 33 years, and father to two amazing grown children. He is the owner of Dial it Back Films. As an actor, he has appeared in projects for the Discovery Channel, Investigation Discovery, and the History Channel. People have called him fearless, but the simple truth is that he just doesn’t know any better.

Plays in

  1. Selected Shorts and Local Films

    Families in Service, Healing, Latinx, Marines, Student Film, Post 9/11, Local Film Showcase
    Many of the films in this collection feature San Diego area filmmakers, events, people, or places.

    In This Program: Hotflakes, Satellite Drop, The Dark Resurgence, Safe with Me, G.I. José, Lion in a Box, Popcorn & Chocolate, Let It Go

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Dates & Times

Plays In:
Selected Shorts and Local Films

Museum of Photographic Arts
September 28, 2018 8:15 pm