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.

International premiere: International Film Festival Rotterdam 2013

60th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen - Main Prize
Visegrad Animation Forum Award Short Film Comeptition 2013 - Main Prize
53. Krakow Film Festival - Silver Hobby-Horse, best animation in Polish competition
2013 Brooklyn Film Festival - best animation
29th Hamburg International Short Film Festival - arte-Shortfilm Award

Written and Directed by
Tomasz Popakul

Piotr Szczepanowicz

Animation 2d
Elżbieta Kandziora
Tomasz Popakul
Magdalena Bryll
Joanna Jasińska-Koronkiewicz

Animation 3d
Tomasz Popakul
Wojciech Wnuk
Wojciech Weselak

Max script
Jakub Kwiatkowski

Tomasz Popakul
Wojciech Wnuk
Wojciech Weselak
Łukasz Czyczyło

Tomasz Popakul
Piotr Szczepanowicz

Tomasz Popakul
Piotr Szczepanowicz

Sound design & mix
Michał Fojcik

G.Stuart Dahlquist
Paweł Cieślak

Production managment
Jakub Karwowski
Małgorzata Stobiecka

Technical direction
Tomasz Popakul
Krzysztof Hrycak
Łukasz Czyczyło

Artistic Supervision
Mariusz Wilczyński

© NoLabel 2013

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