"SMALL CAN BE A BIG PROBLEM!"
Directed by Paul Andrew Robinson
“Daniel needs to deliver to the 33rd floor of a tall office building. Yet, he only takes the elevator to the 26th floor, and climbs the remaining seven floors on foot. Why?”
Daniel is a dwarf bicycle courier living and working in Barcelona. One quite normal hot sunny day, a chance meeting and an act of kindness help Daniel take stock of everyday preconceptions.
FANATIC originated in my final year at LFS and subsequently became first project out of film school.
Loving "Almodovar" at the time, I thought "wouldn't it be cool to shoot it in Spanish and why not shoot in Barcelona!". I waited over a decade to direct again. Originally intended as a Cinematography showreel piece, the film went on to Screen at Warsaw, Austin, Molodist, Bogota, Oldenberg, Nashville, Interfilm Berlin & Rushes Soho Shorts in 2009/10.
Winning "Best Short Film" at 2009 Milano International Film Festival, "Best Cinematography" at 2010 BornShorts Denmark, and won "Best Northern Film" at Manchester European Short Film Festival.
FANATIC was a finalist at 210 Fuji Short Film Awards and appeared in Fuji's "Exposure" Magazine "From The Ground Up".