Mermaid (Postproduction)

15 min. | fiction short | dark modern fairy tale | colour | 1:1,85


10-year-old Belly loves the peace of being underwater. But when all hell breaks loose among the girls of her swimming class, Belly realises that Sabrina, the class bully, is trying to ruin that for her too. That afternoon, Belly finds a creative way to exert revenge on her tormentor. But when Belly’s parents once again argue over her head in the evening, she dives into a surreal underwater world in search of solace.

written and directed by Helen Hideko
produced by Clara Maria Bacher
director of photography Felix Pochlatko
costume design by Elisa Berger
Cast Rada Rae