An alienated teen on the cusp of womanhood must find solace in an alternate coming of age, where lines of gender dissolve by the surrounds of the sea.

Director’s Vision

This short was written during the time of the same-sex marriage debate in Australia and was born from wanting to explore the liminal space and subtitlies of sexual orientation and gender fluidity.

With Fish Head I wanted to explore these themes in a way that brought ‘the other’, the mythic and seemingly inconceivable to the forefront of the well worn coming-of-age tale. It’s an emotional, hormone infused time of rapid growth and development where exploration and self-discovery come as part of the package of a teenage body.

When your body starts showing those tell-tale signs of transition, Fish Head poses the question of what if there’s an alternative?