The Fits

Director: Anna Rose Holmer Run Time: 72 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2016

Starring: Royalty Hightower, Alexis Neblett, Da’Sean Minor

Psychological portrait of 11-year-old Toni, a tomboy assimilating to a tight-knit dance team in Cincinnati’s West End. Enamoured by the power and confidence of this strong community of girls, Toni eagerly absorbs routines, masters drills and even pierces her own ears to fit in. When a mysterious outbreak of fainting spells plagues the team, Toni’s desire for acceptance is twisted.

Saela Davis (Editor) and Anna Rose Holmer (Director & Writer) are part of a filmmaking team based in New York.

Saela Davis is an editor based in New York. She edited, and assisted with the story, for the critically acclaimed film, The Fits (2015) in addition to other films like Hala (2019), Americana (2016), and Ballet 422 (2014).

Anna Rose Holmer is the 2017 Independent Spirit Award Someone to Watch winner and one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film 2015. Her critically acclaimed narrative directorial debut, The Fits was nominated for Breakthrough Director at the 2016 Gotham Awards as well Best First Feature at the 2017 Independent Spirit Awards. She produced Jody Lee Lipes’s Ballet 422  (2014) and Mike Plunkett’s Salero (2015). Holmer recently directed episodes of the television series, The OA.

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