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Swim Little Fish Swim


Maggie? Rainbow? Leeward and Mary cannot even agree on their three year old daughter’s name anymore. Mary is a hardworking nurse who dreams of only one thing: changing her life around. She resents her husband for being an irresponsible, overgrown adolescent incapable of holding down a job. Leeward is an atypical, idealistic musician who fancies himself a misunderstood artist and a New Age visionary. Enter Lilas, a 19 year old French artist and daughter of a world famous painter, who's trying to make it in New York and get away from her overbearing mother. When the bubbly young woman moves into the couple’s tiny Chinatown apartment, their already fragile balance is upset even further.

Director: Ruben Amar, Lola Bessis

Executive Producer: Ruben Amar, Lola Bessis

Producer: Ruben Amar, Lola Bessis

Screenwriter: Ruben Amar, Lola Bessis

Cinematographer: Brett Jutkiewicz

Editor: Thomas Marchand

Production Designer: Yvette Granata

Sound Designer: Arnaud Marten

Music: Penn Sultan (Last Good Tooth) - The Toys and Tiny Instruments - Candace Lee Camacho

Additional Credits: Colorist: Nat Jencks, Art director: Jared Douglas Martin, Set dresser: Paulina V. Ahlstrom, Video artist: Nathan Punwar, First assistant camera/B-camera: Chris Messina

Principal Cast: Dustin Guy Defa, Anne Consigny, Brooke Bloom, Lola Bessis, Olivia Durling Costello


Ruben Amar & Lola Bessis are multi-awarded filmmakers living between NYC and Paris. Their short films have been acclaimed at more than 150 renowned international film festivals (Slamdance, Palm Springs, San Diego). "Swim Little Fish Swim" is their first feature film. They are currently writing several feature screenplays.

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