About Us

Dennis Widmyer (left) and Kevin Kolsch (right) on the set of STARRY EYES

Parallactic Pictures is the official banner of award winning filmmakers Dennis Widmyer (left) and Kevin Kölsch (right).  Since joining forces in 1993, the writer/director team began churning out spec scripts together by nights and helping each other on their college films during every waking hour in-between. In 2003 they co-directed a highly popular documentary on bestselling writer Chuck Palahniuk (author of Fight Club) and in 2006, they co-wrote and co-directed a dark kidnapping mystery entitled Absence. The projects share a common bond in that Absence was shot on a shoestring budget (under $30,000) with revenue earned from sales of the documentary.

Utilizing this fast and flexible DIY approach to filmmaking, Kevin and Dennis spent the next few years incessantly shooting short films, commercials, music videos and festival bumpers. In 2011, as Absence played to VOD audiences across the country, their short films placed at a number of prestigious film festivals across the country. 

In 2013, the duo followed up this string of shorts with their third feature film, Starry Eyesfor Snowfort Pictures and Dark Sky Films. After premiering at SXSW the film went on to tour the world, playing such festivals as Sitges, Fright Fest UK, Fantasia and more. The film is currently on VOD. The team followed this feature with another short project, this time the opening segment in the new anthology for XYZ Films titled Holidays which also features entries from Kevin Smith, Scott Stewart and Gary Shore. Find Holidays on VOD today!

Kevin Kolsch on the set of 'EXT. Life' Dennis Widmyer, with producer Justin Duprie on stage at Fantastic Fest discussing 'Curtain.' Cinematographer Parker Cross, getting a POV bird's eye shot on the set of 'EXT. Life.' Dennis Widmyer directors actor and fellow co-director Kevin Kolsch on the set of 'Identical Dead Sisters'