Juan Ortiz’s latest project will soon be at your fingers(tips)…
Shudder, the AMC-owned genre-driven streaming service, has nabbed the rights to the Latino filmmaker’s comedy-horror film Fingers, which will debut this month.
Ortiz wrote and directed the film, which follows Amanda (Sabina Friedman-Seitz), a woman who has a number of truly terrible phobias, which is affecting her marriage. When Walter, an employee at her mental health app business, shows up to work one day missing his pinky finger, Amanda is so disgusted that she runs out of work in a flurried panic, prompting her to reach out to a therapist. Attempting a form of immersion therapy, Dr. Scotty forces Amanda to meet with Walter, who mysteriously continues losing fingers. Amanda decides to face her fears head-on and by doing so finds herself in the middle of a strange world of organized crime.
Jeremy Gardner and Michael St. Michaels also star.
The film was produced by Natalé Storm Filomena Olsen and has screened at the Chattanooga Film Festival, Fright Fest, Sydney Underground, Knoxville Horror, Night Visions, and Freak Show Horror.