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Fanatico

When students moonlighting as sex workers are being murdered at a Catholic boarding school, the new girl with strange visions must try to uncover the truth.

  • Hannah May Cumming
    Director
  • Hannah May Cumming
    Writer
  • Sam Schrader
    Writer
  • Hannah May Cumming
    Producer
  • Karlee Boon
    Producer
  • Morgan Demetre
    Key Cast
    “Sofia”
  • Alina Stircu
    Key Cast
    “Daria”
  • Arianna Thomas
    Key Cast
    “Ana”
  • Ronnie Bowen
    Key Cast
    “Ellis”
  • Judith Conly
    Key Cast
    “Sister Lucia”
  • Joanna Pozarycki
    Director of Photography
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 32 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 23, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Crypticon Horror Film Festival
    Seattle, Washington
    Official Selection
  • Clinton Street Theater
    Portland, Oregon
    April 7, 2019
    Portland Premiere
  • Portland Horror Film Festival
    Portland, Oregon
    "Abby Normal" Award for Innovation
  • Indie Horror Film Festival
    Dekalb, IL
    Official Selection
  • Oregon Scream Week
    Portland
    United States
    August 9, 2019
    Best Actress
  • Hollywood Blood Horror Festival
    Hollywood
    United States
    Best Actress
  • Hollywood Blood Horror Festival
    Hollywood
    United States
    Best Crime Film
  • Horror Films in Hotlanta
    Atlanta
    United States
    October 25, 2019
    Georgia Premiere
    Best Cinematography
Director Biography - Hannah May Cumming

Hannah May Cumming is a British-South African filmmaker currently residing in Portland, Oregon. Hannah has always had a fascination for all things gruesome and grotesque, as well as a deep love for '60s and '70s fashion. Her directorial debut, "FANATICO", is an amalgamation of both of these passions. She is currently 22 years old, studying film at Portland State University, and working as a freelance production assistant and 2nd AD.

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Director Statement

"FANATICO" is an award winning, campy horror short tackling themes of religious corruption and violence against the sexually liberated. Originally inspired by Italian horror of the 1970s, the student film features hyper stylized visuals, authentic vintage costumes, and a variety of gory practical effects. The film also features an all-original score, original foley, and an original hand-drawn title design. With a female director, producers, cinematographer and more, we hope that the femme influence shines through in the final product.