writer, director, producer (2019)

Claire, a woman taxidermist grieves her recent, late-term miscarriage. 

A dramatic horror short film, shot in NYC's only taxidermy shop, located in Middle Village, The Taxidermist features: 

Annie Grier as Claire, John Youngaitis, real-life taxidermist and taxidermy shop owner, Matt HopkinsGeorge Emilio Sanchez, Diana & Charlie Cherkas

Director of Photography: Matt Cianfrani 


  • Brooklyn Horror Film Festival

  • Nitehawk Short Film Festival

  • NY Indie Theater Film Festival

  • Williamsburg Independent Film Festival 

  • Slay Bells Film Festival 

  • Queens World Film Festival (winner: Best of the Borough)

  • Brooklyn Film Festival 

  • Bushwick Film Festival

  • Adirondack Film Festival

  • Katra Film Series & Katra Film Series Grand Finale

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