Left with nothing by their recently deceased father, two aimless brothers head home to face his funeral.

It all continues from Nick Payne Santos (previously featured) short ‘Ice Cream‘, well sort of. The films are actually very different from each other, but ‘A Good Fish’ does feature the two brothers from ‘Ice Cream’, and while the stories might not coincide, the first film does let you get slightly familiar with the aimless brothers. This film borrows some of the dark humors from the others, but touches a much more sensitive issues and gets a much deeper storyline initiated as the two brothers head to face their dad at his funeral.

As I get older, so does my father. As he gets older, I can’t help thinking about what will happen when he dies and how I will feel about it. This leads me to think about our relationship, now and in the past. Was it good or bad? Happy or sad? I don’t want to think about these things, but I can’t help it. With death, we often force this type of categorization. Either dismissing the person because the relationship was bad, or finding comfort in the fact that the relationship was good.

Nick Payne always adds a personal touch to his films, and just like his other films ‘Kiddo, Mutt and Worlds We Created‘, the story spans much brother than what is told.

My short film, A GOOD FISH, illustrates that the way we react to our relationships with family is up to us, and us alone. And it’s important to make the most out of the relationships that we still have.

Besides the fantastic moral, A Good Fish is a solid cinematic film within its own oddness, with a bizarrely charming performance by both actors. We are all looking forward to Nick’s next short ‘Break‘.


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