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A popular teen's dream to be crowned Prom Queen is threatened when she discovers she is pregnant with something even worse than her dumb jock boyfriend’s offspring.

  • Hannah May Cumming
    FANATICO, Camp Calypso
  • Hannah May Cumming
    FANATICO, Camp Calypso
  • Alex Hartwig
    I Love My Computer
  • Emma Nichole Cogan
    Camp Calypso, Surprise!
  • Helena Berens
    Key Cast
  • Georgia Thomas
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    25 minutes 44 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 31, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Killer Shorts

    GRAND PRIZE WINNER - 1st Place
  • North Bend Film Festival
    North Bend, Washington
    United States
    August 7, 2022
    Washington Premiere
    Best Short Film
  • Videofest is the Future Film Festival
    Portland, OR
    United States
    August 18, 2022
    Best Director, Best Film
  • Portland Horror Film Festival
    Portland, OR
    United States
    June 29, 2022
    World Premiere
    Audience Choice Award
  • HorrorOrigins
    Tucson, Arizona
    United States
    October 1, 2022
    Arizona Premiere
    Nominated for Best Horror Short, Best Actress, and Best Actor
  • Brooklyn Horror Film Festival
    New York City, New York
    United States
    October 14, 2022
    West Coast Premiere
    Best Production Design
  • Screamfest LA
    Los Angeles, California
    United States
    October 15, 2022
    Los Angeles Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Grimmfest
    United Kingdom
    October 6, 2022
    UK Premiere
    Best Short Film
  • FilmQuest
    Provo, Utah
    United States
    November 4, 2022
    Utah Premiere
    Nominated for Best Comedy Short and Best Ensemble Cast
  • Dances with Films NY
    Manhattan, New York
    United States
    December 3, 2022
    Manhattan Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Salem Horror Fest
    Salem, Massachusetts
    United States
    April 20, 2023
    Salem Premiere
    Official Selection
  • McMinnville Short Film Festival
    McMinnville, Oregon
    United States
    February 25, 2023
  • Make Believe Seattle
    United States
    March 22, 2023
    Official Selection
  • Crypticon Seattle 2023
    United States
    March 19, 2023
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Hannah May Cumming

Hannah May Cumming is a British-South African writer, director, and producer with a focus in the horror genre. Growing up on half hour horror anthologies like Goosebumps, she was inspired to craft her shorts around that same type of 20 minute, three act plot structure - but with more adult subject matter. Her work is an amalgamation of campy horror, socio-political commentary, and her love of retro design and fashion. Hannah’s debut short FANATICO has been distributed by ALTER, amassing almost 100k views in a few months. The BABY FEVER script, which she co-authored, was awarded 1st Place out of 1,551 entries in the 2022 Killer Shorts screenplay competition.

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Director Statement

Baby Fever is a political, highly stylized, retro-horror feminist flick with practical special effects, mesmerizing visuals, a 70s inspired score, and authentically vintage wardrobe and production design to send you back in time to 1972. Inspired by prom horror films from the ‘70s and ‘80s, such as Carrie (1976) and Hello Mary Lou Prom Night 2 (1987), as well as classic pregnancy and womb horror films like Rosemary’s Baby (1968) and The Brood (1979), Baby Fever takes our favorite horror subgenres for a modern spin. Revisiting the topic of reproductive rights and bodily autonomy is as important to us as ever under our current socio-political climate. Looking at this topic through the lens of the horror genre helps to incorporate strong political overtones in a digestible way.