Fish Boy is a teenager facing the challenges of growing up. His problems are especially severe, as he is different from all others: He is half boy, half fish. His drama is set against the background of a seemingly idyllic fishing village, where is father wants to teach him how to become a fisherman. The boy‘s struggle with the stigma of rejection takes place in several dimensions of interpersonal relationships. Ultimately, it also affects Fish Boy‘s relationship with himself.

The film combines cartoon animation with elements of 3D animation. The very basic and expressive color palette shows contrasts - between the reality of a static, conservative fishing village and the drama of Fish-Boy growing up.

CREW

producer: 
PIOTR SZCZEPANOWICZ
production company: 
NOLABEL
director & scriptwriter: 
TOMASZ POPAKUL
artistic advisor: 
MARIUSZ WILCZYNSKI
voices: 
PIOTR LOC HOANG NGOC - FISH BOY
MACIEJ MISZCZAK - ANDRZEJ
DARIA POLASIK - OLA
NATALIA BROZYNSKA - MARYSIA
SLAWOMIR SULEJ - FATHER

 

sound design & mix: michal fojcik
music: stuart dahlquist, pawel cieslak
editing: tomasz popakul, piotr szczepanowicz
animation: tomasz popakul
technical direction: tomasz popakul, krzysztof hrycak, lukasz czyczylo
2D animators: magdalena bryl, joanna jasinska, ewa kandziora
3D animators: wojtek weselak, wojtek wnuk
production managment: jakub karwowski

FILM INFO

short animation
techniques: 2D, 3D
dialogues: polish
subtitles: english
duration: 19 min
picture: colour
screen ratio: 16.9 full hd
sound system: dolby 5.1