Bulgaria |
2022 |
6 мин.

Script: Stefan Stoykov
Director: Anthoniy Hristov
Cinematography: Anton Bakarski

Cast: Dimitar Nikolov, Stephani Ivaylo, Stanimir Gumov, Yosif Shopov, Nezabravka Vodenicharova

Production: NOVA Film – Dessy Tenekedjieva

Supported by the Stoyan Kambarev Foundation

An unidentified buzzing insect interrupts Grisha’s first date with a beautiful girl. Bitten from head to toe, he visits different doctors; however, no one can help him. The young man complains to his grandmother, who sends him to a specialist, Dr Garbov. The doctor catches the insect, named Pulex senegalis. Grisha is saved, but the little insect finds a new victim with the help of two unexpected conspirators.

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In 2020, Anthoniy Hristov graduated with a BA in Film Production, specialising in Directing and Producing, at the Arts University Bournemouth, UK. On his return to Bulgaria, Anthoniy enrolled for an MA degree in Directing for Screen at the Krastyo Sarafov National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts in Sofia, and is due to graduate in November 2023. Flea is his sixth short film, winning him the special jury prize of the Stoyan Kambarev Foundation in Bulgaria.