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Baby Fever

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
  • Alex Hartwig
    I Love My Computer
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    Student, Short Script
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    United States
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Writer Biography - Hannah May Cumming, Alex Hartwig

Hannah and Alex are a Portland based filmmaking duo that specialize in progressive horror. Their work strives to preserve classic horror elements while reinventing the subgenres we know and love. Under their film collective, Monstrous Femme Films, Hannah has written and directed the neo-giallo, Fanatico and the summer camp creature featurette, Camp Calypso. Alex wrote and directed the tech horror, I Love My Computer. This is their first collaborative script, and they are excited to go into production on Baby Fever this Fall with Hannah directing and Alex producing the project.

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Writer Statement

Baby Fever takes place in 1972 - a year before Roe V. Wade - and follows queen bee, Donna Hartman as she is pressured by her boyfriend and friends to keep the monstrous inhuman creature that is growing inside her. We write progressive, provocative, and political films, and we believe that our voice needs to be heard through the horror medium. Revisiting the topic of reproductive rights and bodily autonomy is extremely important under our current socio-political climate, and we feel that horror has always been the best genre for incorporating strong political overtones in a more digestible way. While the film may take place 50 years ago, it still speaks to the current generation’s struggle for safe and accessible abortions.