COMING SOON

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“All know that the drop merges into the ocean, but few know that the ocean merges into the drop.”
-Kabir

(All images and film clips used solely for inspiration)

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METAL FISH is a magical realism drama about a woman in the midst of a hitting rock bottom that forces her on a journey of self discovery. After receiving a message from her estranged mother that her grandmother is in poor health, she travels back home to face her traumatic past. Through a series of strange, other worldly encounters and intimate moments, she discovers a truth within she never knew existed. This awakening frees her, allowing her shed her skin and transform into her highest, most authentic self.

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CHARACTERS

MIRA - Lead

A passionate, broken soul thirsty for truth. A punk rock/metal chick in her late thirties.

 
 

THE SANDMAN - Supporting

Mira’s guardian angel. A prophet sent to guide her. A tattooed, homeless rapper in his thirties.

JOY - Supporting

Mira’s biological mother. A lover of life. A healer in her sixties or early seventies.

 

INSPIRATION

LOOK / TONE / FEEL

RUST AND BONE

THE RIDER

GOOD TIME

BREAKING THE WAVES


OTHER INSPIRATION

An ongoing 35mm film photo journal by Premstar Santana

 

SEAWEED by THE GITS

 
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THE SEA by MARY OLIVER

Stroke by

stroke my

body remembers that life and cries for

the lost parts of itself—-

fins, gills

opening like flowers into

the flesh—-my legs

want to lock and become

one muscle, I swear I know

just what the blue-gray scales

shingling

the rest of me would

feel like!

paradise! Sprawled

in that motherlap,

in that dreamhouse

of salt and exercise,

what a spillage

of nostalgia pleads

from the very bones! how

they long to give up the long trek

inland, the brittle

beauty of understanding,

and dive,

and simply

become again a flaming body

of blind feeling

sleeking along

in the luminous roughage of the sea’s body,

vanished

like victory inside that

insucking genesis, that

roaring flamboyance, that

perfect

beginning and

conclusion of our own.


SEAWEED by THE GITS - lyrics

There is a silence that paces us all
It's sensitive to the peace that we've known
And if I could take that crevice in me
I'd fill it up with all that you bleed
I was walking into the water
And I was trying not to breathe
I could feel the current pulling
And I just kept in deeper
I'm sick of the pain that you're feeling
It's weighing you down
If I could erase it all within just one dive
I wrap you precious around my soul
And now I'm letting you go
As I drown these evil spirits and penetrate the obstacles
I feel the seaweed creeping up my skin
It's like a monster that's reaching for me
With the passion of life I've got left
I'm gonna use it to sacrifice myself
Well, I dove down into the seaweed
Scared once before, but not anymore
As it twists and turns me away from the surface
Here's my chance of letting it go
I'm sick of the pain that I'm feelin
It's weighing me down
If I could erase it all
Within just one fuckin' dive
I wrap you precious around my soul
And now I'm letting you go
As I drown these evil spirits
And penetrate the obstacles

 
 
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