Anthony C. Ferrante

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Anthony C. Ferrante
Alma materLos Medanos College (AA)
San Francisco State University (BA)
OccupationFilm director, film producer, screenwriter

Anthony C. Ferrante is an American film director, producer, and writer, known for directing the Sharknado series, the 2017 thriller Forgotten Evil and the 2005 ghost story Boo, which was his feature film writing and directing debut.[1][2][3]


Ferrante grew up in Antioch, California. When he was attending Antioch High School, he took a film studies class at Los Medanos College. His first film was shot at the El Campanil Theatre. He would later get his bachelor arts degree in film studies at San Francisco State.[4][5]

In addition to his film career, he has written a comic, Archie vs. Sharknado, which is a tie-in to Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! and is illustrated by Dan Parent.[6] He also formed the band Quint with actor / musician Robbie Rist. They have written and performed songs for every Sharknado movie including the theme song "(The Ballad of) Sharknado".[7] Before moving to movies full-time, Ferrante was the editor-in-chief of (the now defunct) Cinescape magazine[8] and a writer for Fangoria.[9]


Year Film Director (Executive)
Writer Actor Role Notes
1987 The Video Dead Yes A zombie Direct-to-video
1997 God Talk Yes Yes Yes Short film
2000 The Dead Hate the Living! Yes Store customer Direct-to-video
2001 The Surreal World Yes Yes Yes Short film
2002 Scarecrow Yes Yes Jake Direct-to-video
2003 The Revolting Dead Yes Yes Construction worker
2004 Scarecrow Slayer Yes
2005 Boo Yes Yes
2007 Headless Horseman Yes Yes
2009 The Five Stages of Grief of a TV Guest Star Yes Yes Short film
2010 Para-Homeless Activity Yes Yes
House of Bones Yes
2011 Scream of the Banshee Yes Yes
2012 Red Clover Yes Yes Also known as "Leprechaun's Revenge"
Ghostquake Yes Also known as "Haunted High"
American Horror House Yes
2013 Hansel & Gretel Yes
Attila Yes Yes John McVie
Sharknado Yes
Hello Hero: Holding Out for a Hero Yes Yes
2014 Six Hot Chicks in a Warehouse Yes
Sharknado 2: The Second One Yes Yes Guy with Guitar
2015 Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! Yes Yes NASA Launch Director Marymee
2016 Sharknado: The 4th Awakens Yes Yes Fenwick
2017 Forgotten Evil Yes Yes
Sharknado 5: Global Swarming Yes Yes Dundee
2018 The Last Sharknado: It's About Time Yes Yes Quint Singer


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  2. ^ "Anthony C. Ferrante". The New York Times.
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  6. ^ Whitbrook, James (April 17, 2015). "Archie Vs. Sharknado Is An Actual Comic That Is Actually Happening". io9.
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  8. ^ "Cinescape Magazine to return". Airlock Alpha. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  9. ^ Beahm, Justin (July 4, 2013). "ONCE YOU PUT A SHARK IN A TORNADO, ALL BETS ARE OFF: A Q+A with Director Anthony C. Ferrante". Fangoria. Retrieved August 20, 2018.

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