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Viviana Triumphant

Hannah Cruz (known for playing "Eliza" in Hamilton) stars in this stop-motion horror short as Viviana, who has just murdered her boyfriend in a jealous rage. Her loyal best friend and criminal accomplice, Catherine (Julia Rothstein), must wrestle with the reality of what she has done as Viviana invites her to join in a life on the run.

  • Jacqueline Hillebrecht
  • Jacqueline Hillebrecht
  • Hannah Cruz
    Key Cast
    "Eliza" in the 1st National Tour of Hamilton
  • Julia Rothstein
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Horror, Animation
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 23, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    300 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Boston University
  • Upstate NY Horror Film Festival
    Rochester, NY
    United States
    October 2, 2021
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Oregon Scream Week Horror Film Festival
    Portland, Oregon
    United States
    October 14, 2021
    Oregon Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Screaming Ostrich International Film Festival
    Newton, Massachusetts
    United States
    October 23, 2021
    Massachusetts Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Jacqueline Hillebrecht

Jack (he/they) is a junior at
Boston University from New Jersey studying Film & Television. They have been making films since he was ten years old, including the original Viviana short film released in 2020 – which played at such film festivals as the American Horrors Film Festival and the Nevada Short Film Fest, where it won Best Animated Short.

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Director Statement

Viviana Triumphant is a horror film with a distinct real-world message. It serves as a cautionary tale against toxic and manipulative friendships, and it is one I wanted to bring the world. If we don’t cut out people who negatively impact our lives, they will drag us down with them. I used this film to depict that in a very literal sense. Stop-motion animation has been a distinct passion of mine for half my life – it is how I began filmmaking at just ten years old. I am thankful to have had the opportunity to return to my roots to tell a story about a topic I am passionate about.