LFA Alumnus' Film 'Rain Catcher' distributed by HBO & now on Amazon Prime worldwide!

27 November 2020

We are thrilled to announce that LFA Filmmaking Diploma graduate Michele Fiascaris' short film 'Rain Catcher', distributed by HBO & HBOGo, is now available for the world to watch on Amazon Prime Video!

Written and directed by Michele, 'Rain Catcher' is a thriller noir short film produced in partnership with Shorts on Tap and Yellow Pill. It stars rising British actor Dudley O’Shaughnessy, Jo Hartley, and Marcus Taylor. The film follows a voyeuristic photographer who is on a quest to uncover the identity of his stalker, a mysterious man who appears in his pictures.

'Rain Catcher' is the result of several collaborations I have developed since my years at London Film Academy. The crew included LFA-alumni cinematographer Evgeny Sinelnikov, producer Alessio Bergamo and sound recordist Joao Correia, and many more.


Michele Fiascaris, Filmmaking Diploma Graduate

The film has gone on to receive phenomenal success and has been selected in numerous Oscar-qualifying and BAFTA-qualifying festivals including Aesthetic Short Film Festival, Leeds International Film Festival, and Stiges Film Festival where it won the prestigious Silver Melies award and was nominated for the Golden Melies 2020.

Following the success of the short film, Michele has confirmed that 'Rain Catcher' will be turned into a feature film, with the script currently in development!

Since graduating from our Filmmaking Diploma in 2010, Michele has been an active part of LFA's filmmaking community and we were delighted to help support the production of 'Rain Catcher'. Talking of his collaboration with LFA, Michele commented:

The LFA has been instrumental in the production of the film, supporting us in getting access to key locations such as the Barbican and King's Cross Station, letting us film in their studio and providing a key part of our filming equipment.


Michele Fiascaris, Filmmaking Diploma Graduate

We can’t wait to hear more news on the feature and more of Michele’s success!

It’s been an absolute pleasure watching Michele’s success within the industry since leaving LFA. We were delighted to collaborate on the production of ’Rain Catcher'! The success of the short film and now the development of the feature film is a real testament to the incredible talent that Michele has.


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You can watch the film on Amazon Prime Video now.