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The CruciFire SHORT

.Written and Directed by Christopher Annino‘The CruciFire’ is a psychological thriller based on actual events and people. The Crucifire is a hooded phantom vigilante who lurks the broken streets of Babylon City. And although its unsure if The Crucifire has any supernatural abilities the one thing that is certain and that is he is very dedicated to getting rid of child predators. Such predator like priest Father Anthony (Kent Williams) Babylon City defends and empowers him.
The CruciFire has his own commandments and ways of punishment if someone abused a child or raped an individual they usually get crucified by railroad spikes on the wall.
His behavior is that of a sadomasochist and the rumor is the individual who is The CruciFire is linked to the dark arts. For others he is a fallen angel come to earth to act as a guardian for those who don’t have a voice. Sister McIntyre (Kadrolsha Ona Carole) is the only person who attempts to stand against the very corrupt system. The film guest stars creator of the Electric Slide Ric Silver, Angel Orsini (ECW),and star of Kick Ass 2 Olga Kurkulina. Other co writers include award winning actor/ author Geoff Blanchette and from the TV show Dark Shadows Beverly Hayes.
“Predators beware. The truth will always surface. Pray to god that they find you before I do, your sins are not forgiven” Sincerely The CruciFire.
Dedicated to the memory of Mia Zapata and Andrea Tegan Post. Film locations include New England, Florida, Georgia, Canada.

  • Christopher Annino
  • Christopher Annino
  • Beverly Hayes
  • Chrisotpher Annino
  • Lois Pettit
  • Angel Orsini
  • Dean Festa
    Key Cast
    "Frank Checker"
  • Niecy Cerise
    Key Cast
  • Kenty Williams
    Key Cast
    "Father Anthony "
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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Director Biography - Christopher Annino

Christopher Annino in 1991 got his first starring role on the Connecticut CBS affiliate WFSB on the Jerry Lewis Marathon. His family on his fathers side were immigrants and circus performers from Italy. His mothers side were members from the Narragansett and Blackfoot tribe and Cork, Ireland. In 1996 started competing in rodeo competitions in the T.S.G.A Tri State Horse Association he showed his horse and also did barrel racing. December of 1994 he went for a walk and met a Johnny Kelley who he later found out was the winner of the Boston marathon and two time Olympian. Johnny would help throughout his life by giving advice. At sixteen years old he enrolled in the Thames Music Academy where he was trained in opera by Jurate Waller. He was also involved with a lot of Community Theater and was a trained blacksmith at the Mystic Seaport. From 1999-2003 he went to Fitch Senior High school in Groton, CT he competed in football, track and field. He was a ECC Champion in both sports. He also lettered in drama, went to states for chamber choir, was runner up for poet laureate and was the first to be inducted into the National Thespian Society. He competed in weight lifting and fencing for the AAU and was regional champion for epee for his age group. In Weightlifting he competed in tri state regional earning him bronze. During that time he attended St. Marks Episcopal Church in Mystic, Connecticut there he was one of the cantors for their choir lead by David Tubbs. There his youth group leader Rev Rilla Holmes taught him philosophy and theology. From 2004 to 2009 He went to Mitchell College and competed in the NCAA for his college Lacrosse Team, he acted in the Pequot Drama Society, and was editor of the school newspaper The Beacon. He graduated Mitchell College Summa Cum Laude with his bachelor's degree in communications and sociology.

IFBB Pro Kate Baird, NPC Champion Dawn Whitham, and Strongman Joseph Mugovero introduced him to power-lifting. Christopher Annino has competed as a professional athlete and won championships and honors in Power lifting, Strongman, and football. In 2010 he was trained by Susan Tex Green Pro Wrestling Hall of fame Inductee class of 2017, ECW Legend Angel Orsini, Ox Baker, Furman Jeffords, and Bill Pierce aka Chris Michaels to become a pro wrestler. Since 2010 he wrestled under the persona of Rescue 911.

Christopher was inducted into the National Leadership Society and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa Society . Christopher also graduated top of his class from the Connecticut School of Broadcasting and obtained his certificate. He later had a Hit Radio show on WBLQ Westerly, RI called Hark The Raven with on air talent Phil Weston and Dangerous Dee Edwards. By the age of 22 he was producing several TV shows and wrote for The Day Newspaper in New London Ct, The Westerly Sun, Norwich Bulletin and The Resident Newspaper. Christopher Annino also graduated from the Connecticut Fire Academy and was a Professional fire fighter/ EMT for a number of years. In 2014 his sister Nikki Moccia trained him to set the world record for longest vehicle pull when he pulled a SUV a mile. Christopher has continued to produce more films under the mentoring of international Film maker Biju Viswanath. He now has his own production company Tag Team Friendship Productions LLC. He also is the founder of The Anna International Film Festival and Connecticut Hall of Honor. Since 2015 Christopher Annino is the producer of one of several number one TV shows on SEC TV Mystic News and Rock N Variety Show. He is now a international award winning film director.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Veronica Convery

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