"Brilliant little Gem ... One of the funniest things I have seen in some time...Fine example of short filmmaking." 

–Film Threat


"A wonderful film!" 

–Elvis Mitchell, film critic


"H.P. Lovecraft goes to 7th grade Sex Ed class...Cute funny film is a treat to horror fans."

–Ain't it cool news


"amazing film" 



"awesome short film"



"Thrilling twisted piece of work on imagination...worth an admission price on it's own."

–The Montreal Gazette


"Imagine Seventh Grade Sex-Ed As Taught by H. P. Lovecraft" 

–New York Magazine


"one of the best films ever screened" 

–Portland Willamette Week


"Immaculately produced" 

–Rooftop Films


"Late Bloomer steers Lovecraft in a frighteningly original direction. Craig Macneill's film succeeds on every level"



"There were many great short films, but "Late Bloomer" is the one I would recommend this year!"

–Vegas Arts Corner


"The audience didn't move, except to breathe, laugh and apply bug spray."

–Richmond Times Dispatch 




Official selection at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, "Late Bloomer" is a compelling and humorous short film about 7th grade sexual education class gone horribly wrong. Loosely based on the dark tales of H.P. Lovecraft.



Sam Borenzweig, Lauren Bond, & Godfrey Pflager



Directed by Craig Macneill
Produced by Thom Little
Executive Producers: Rick Snider, Paul Wegimont
Screenplay by Clay McLoed Chapman and Craig Macneill

Written and narrated by Clay McLeod Chapman
Director of Photography: Derek McKane
Music written and performed by One Ring Zero
Editor: Emily Williams
Sound Design: Peter Walsh
Production Designers: Mak & Claire Falkenberg


2005, Short Film, 12 min. 



Sundance Film Festival 
Lake Placid Film Festival (*Audience Award Best Short Film) 
CineVegas International Film Festival 
Box[ur]Shorts Film Festival (*Winner for Best Short Film and the Audience Award for Best Short Film)
Florida Film Festival 
Calgary International; Film Festival 
Atlantic Film Festival 
Maryland Film Festival 
St. Louis International Film Festival 
Nashville Film Festival
Rhode Island International Film Festival 
One Reel International Film Festival 
Los Angeles International Short Film Festival 
Saratoga Film Forum
Montreal Comedia Film Festival (*Best of the Fest)
Museum of Modern Art San Diego 
Henry Miller/Big Sur Int'l Film screening series 
Small Town Film Festival 
Horrible Imaginings Film Festival 
Stay Gold Gallery 
Rooftop Films 
Brookyn Independent Cinema Series 
Space Gallery San Fransisco 
HP Lovecraf Film Festival (*Winner for Best Short Film) 
The Last Picture Show Film Festival DEKK Tribeca 
Pumpkin Pie Show 
Waterfest Grand 
Film Freight Salon 
NYC Starving Artist Ball 
Barbes Brooklyn 
Brick Theater Film Festival 
DragonCon Film Festival