Tanner Films has emerged as an exciting new production company that tackles difficult teenage issues such as peer pressure, bullying, and drunk driving. Tanner Films founder, Tanner Cusumano, has repeatedly demonstrated his ability to communicate rich and complex tales through the medium of film. The 22-year-old director and producer began his filmmaking career when he was only 12, having enrolled at a summer camp by the New York Film Academy and USC School of Cinematic Arts.
Cusumano contributed to numerous films as a cinematographer, and associate director before directing and producing his own works through Tanner Films. Cusumano’s filmography includes Missing, Sage, Amanda, and most recently Impetuous, all of which have won numerous awards at film festivals around the world.
Less than a year after the success of Sage, Tanner Films delivered the drama Amanda, about a high school student who must face the burden of having killed her two friends as a result of driving while she was intoxicated. Amanda amassed more than 20 awards at numerous independent film festivals across the country as well as abroad. The Queens World Film Festival voted Amanda Best Youth Film, and the short earned additional awards at the Mountain Film Festival, NewFilmmakers New York, Amsterdam Film Festival, and many other prestigious venues. Impetuous which tells the story of a boy named Alexander who is bullied and abused won many awards worldwide and was screened at many prestigious film festivals such as the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Phoenix Film Festival, and Beverly Hills Film Festival.
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