Late Bloomer (short)

Written by Clay McLeod Chapman. Directed by Craig Macneill.

Official selection at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, "Late Bloomer" is a humorous short film about a 7th grade sexual education class gone horribly wrong. Loosely based on the dark tales of H.P. Lovecraft. Written by Clay McLeod Chapman. Directed by Craig Macneill.

 

Selected festival highlights:

Official selection: 2005 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
2004 Lake Placid Film Festival (Audience Award Best Short Film)
2004 CineVegas International Film Festival
2005 Montreal Comedia Film Festival (Best of the Fest)
2005 HP Lovecraf Film Festival (Best Short Film Brown Jenkins Award)

 

Screenings/Events
8/30: LATE BLOOMER screening at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego! »
3/10: Late Bloomer at the 2012 box[ur]shorts film festival »
Related Blog Post
Late Bloomer on FEARnet »
And the award goes to… LATE BLOOMER! »

“The filmmakers take on this fascinating subject is not only bold and honest, it is also utterly hilarious, thanks mostly to the deliciously creepy voice-over work of screenwriter Chapman. ...Chapman sounds like a deranged poet who's clearly spent too much time studying that other Lovecraft while in the asylum. His fevered hysteria... rivals that of the great Gene Wilder for sheer simulated delirium, a true spectacle indeed. ”
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