Private Project

God Hospital

  • Dan Fite, Jr.
    Director
  • Dan Fite, Jr.
    Writer
  • Genevieve Hudson
    Writer
  • Lee Anne Mitchell
    Producer
  • Jacob Samuels
    Producer
  • Jack Fite
    Producer
  • Mark Moody
    Producer
  • John Eyester
    Producer
  • Kasey Brown
    Producer
  • Ava Mbaye
    Key Cast
    "Rae"
    Lovecraft Country
  • Adia Victoria
    Key Cast
    "Duris"
  • David Jensen
    Key Cast
    "Dove"
    Queen Sugar, Midnight Special
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Horror, Southern Gothic
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 21, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    4:3
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Dan Fite, Jr.

Dan Fite, Jr. began making films as a teenager in his hometown of Decatur, Alabama after being diagnosed with Autoimmune Hepatitis at 12 years old. While he was not allowed to play sports with his disease, he honed his filmmaking craft throughout high school before attending film school at Belmont University in Nashville. He is now based out of Los Angeles. While he loves living in LA, his storytelling heart is still in Alabama. His newest film, GOD HOSPITAL, was proudly produced in his home state.

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Director Statement

I first came across Genevieve Hudson's short story, "God Hospital", in a waiting room at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. I was in the early stages of preparing for a liver transplant after a 10 year battle with chronic liver disease. The story's dark depiction of the healing journey struck me. It felt true to what I was feeling as a 22 year old who was confused and scared.

I wrote the screenplay adaptation while meditating on all of my fears and questions. My therapy came through exploring those fears in Rae and her journey. We shot the movie two months after the surgery while my body was still trying to recover - thankfully, I had the best cast and crew I've ever worked with contributing their energy and talents alongside me. The completion of production marked a major turning point for me in my recovery.

After traveling a long and difficult road to tell this story; the movie stands as a reflection of the healing journey - the existential dread that comes with it, and learning who your angels are along the way.