Deep in a barren, fantastical wasteland lays a dilapidated circus tent. Inside, an ominous ringmaster forces his prized act, a real live mermaid to perform for a group of grimy, working class spectators. The mermaid, though frightening, is but a lovesick, caged animal praying for release from her endless torture. Unwilling to surrender his meal ticket, the ringmaster rejects her pleas for compassion and continues to confine the mermaid to her stagnant holding tank. With nowhere to escape to, the mermaid must make the choice between holding on to the hope of freedom and putting an end to her abuse.

World premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood Oct 2011.

Best Short Film - Screamfest Film Festival
Best Student Production - Yorkton Film Festival
Best Makeup - The Leo Awards
Athens International Film Festival - Official Selection
Transylvania International Film Festival - Official Selection

Directed by:
Nicholas Humphries

Produced by:
Samantha Jewell
Lindsey Mann
Aliya Tarmo
Justin Simon

Grigori: Trevor Gemma
Mermaid: Jovanna Huguet

Director of Photography:
Vince Arvidson

Screenplay by:
Meagan Hotz

Edited by:
Rehan Khokhar

Music by:
Kim Oxlund

Little Mermaid vocals:
Maya Saxell

3D & Visual Effects by:
Kim Oxlund


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