SEASAPIEN, 8min., Australia, Sci-FI/Fantasy
Directed by Sascha Karner
In a world encapsulated by an ocean sky, falling fish cause concussions and boats are unusual alien artifacts. When a recently discovered sea vessel is looted, a government investigator fishes for the culprits. With no leads, he works his way up the local scavenger food chain. He learns of two slackers who are in possession of an item from the ship. Our hero discovers the object they’re holding is organic; not just an it but also a she…a mermaid! But where did she come from, how does the abandoned genetic research facility TETSOP fit into all of this, and will she reciprocate his feelings for her? This is one fishy, fish tale that our hero must unravel before it’s too late!