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Watch: Tim Burton-Inspired 'Fish Friend' Short Film About a Piranha

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February 27, 2015
Source: YouTube

Fish Friend Short Film

Who doesn't want a piranha for a pet? They're so cuddly! This fun new short film called Fish Friend from writer/filmmaker Jordan Blum features a girl and her piranha "goldfish" pet, and it's quite charming and bloody. As explained in the pitch: "Fish Friend is the story of a girl and her murderous pet piranha, inspired by 1950s Americana, Tim Burton, and the shorts of Pixar." There's some excellent stop-motion work in this, and it's just an amusing little short that might just be the perfect way to end your week. I love coming across interesting and unique short filmmaking as a way of showcasing a lot of the fantastic talent out there. And for an extra dose of daily inspiration, plus insight into different storytelling techniques. Don't miss this!

Thanks to io9 for the tip. Short synopsis from YouTube: "You never forget your first pet: this is the lesson ten-year-old Sally learns when she discovers, the hard way, that her new goldfish is actually a bloodthirsty piranha. As Sally and her fish friend forge a lasting relationship, the carnivorous pet wreaks havoc on an unsuspecting neighborhood." Fish Friend is directed by up-and-coming writer/filmmaker Jordan Blum (follow him @BlumJordan), produced by John Swartz & Justin Wagman, starring Nikki Hahn as Sally and Wayne Barker as her dad. The stop-motion work was done by Melissa G. Shepherd. You can see a behind-the-scenes video on the creation of the short here. As always, find more short films on FS here. Thoughts?

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