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A mermaid is missing her friend. But when a stranger is dropped into her life, will she accept a new hand in friendship?

Awards and Recognition

  • 2022 Amelia Island Film Festival

    Winner, Best Student Short

  • 2021 Oregon Short Film Festival

    Winner, Animated Micro Film

  • 2022 Joy House Film Festival

    Finalist

  • 2022 The Rookie Awards

    Honorable Mention, Film of the Year (2D Animation)

  • 2022 Children Cinema Awards

    Finalist, Best Animated Film

  • 2022 KINO Short Film Festival

    Runner Up, Best Student Short

  • 2022 New York Animation Film Awards

    Semi-Finalist, Best Student Animation

  • 2022 Student LA Film Awards

    Semi-Finalist, Best Student Animation Film

  • 2021 Student World Awards

    Semi-Finalist, Best Animated Film

  • 2021 Animation Studio Festival

    Quarter-Finalist, Best Student Film

  • 2021 International Student Animated Film Animafantasia Festival

    Honorable Mention, Student Short Animation

Official Selections

  • 2022 Animaze - Montreal International Animation Film Festival
  • 2022 Khem Animation Film Festival
  • 2022 Florida Animation Festival
  • 2022 Athens Animfest
  • 2022 Riverside International Film Festival
  • 2022 AniMate – Australia Animation Film Festival
  • 2022 Dam Short Film Festival
  • 2021 KIDS FIRST! Film Festival
  • 2021 Imaginary Mind Contest
  • 2021 TIAF - Tbilisi International Animation Festival
  • 2021 Global Youth Film Festival Bangladesh
  • 2021 Full Bloom Festival
  • 2021 Overmountain Animation Film Festival

Fintastic Studios

  • Ryanna Kim

    BFA in Digital Art and Animation

    Role: Director, Character Designer, Lead Environment Artist

  • Wes Powers

    BFA in Digital Art and Animation

    Role: Director, Lead Animator

  • Nara Raschiatore

    BFA in Digital Art and Animation

    Role: Producer, Character Designer

  • Annie Shepard

    BFA in Digital Art and Animation

    Role: Producer, Environment Artist

  • AD Taeza

    BFA in Digital Art and Animation

    Role: Animator, Editor

  • Amanda Parks

    BFA in Digital Art and Animation

    Role: Animator

  • Anja Thomsen

    BFA in Digital Art and Animation

    Role: Environment Artist, Lead VFX Artist

  • Brittany Adie

    BFA in Digital Art and Animation

    Role: Environment Artist

  • James Crumbo

    BFA in Digital Art and Animation

    Role: Cleanup Artist

  • Justin Morton

    BFA in Digital Art and Animation

    Role: Animator, VFX Artist

  • Suzanna Jelsema

    BA in Music and Sound Design

    Role: Composer, Sound Designer

Animation Stills

  • A merman and mermaid look at a headless sand sculpture.
  • Closeup of mermaid with worried expression
  • A mermaid gives a thumbs up to a mermaid sand sculpture.
  • Female mermaid guards a sand sculpture from a friendly looking merman.
  • A merman and mermaid contemplate how to fix a headless sand scultpure.