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Water Friends 4: A Startup Story

The charismatic CEO of a video game startup recruits a handful of desperate young people to build his latest venture: a swimming simulation he claims will be a sure-fire hit, thanks to the pun in its title.

  • Daniel Fishbayn
    Director
  • Daniel Fishbayn
    Writer
  • Kailee Mandel
    Writer
  • Andrew Luba
    Writer
  • Robbie Grant
    Writer
  • Daniel Fishbayn
    Producer
  • Kailee Mandel
    Producer
  • Andrew Luba
    Producer
  • Robbie Grant
    Producer
  • Daniel Fishbayn
    Key Cast
  • Kailee Mandel
    Key Cast
  • Andrew Luba
    Key Cast
  • Robbie Grant
    Key Cast
  • Kailee Mandel
    Cinematographer
  • Anne Hardy
    Art Director
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Mockumentary
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 21 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 12, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 2019 Oregon Short Film Festival
    Portland, Oregon
    United States
    February 24, 2019
    North American Premiere
    Nominated: Best Comedy Film
  • 2019 Comedy Shorts Film Festival
    Countrywide
    United States
    August 29, 2019
    Online Contest
    2nd Place, Audience Choice Award
  • 2019 Audience Awards Film Festival
    Missoula, Montana
    United States
    December 7, 2019
    Jury Prize Nominee
Distribution Information
  • Xumo: Free Streaming TV Shows & Movies
    Country: United States
    Rights: Internet, Paid TV
Director Biography - Daniel Fishbayn

Daniel Fishbayn is a writer, actor, and improviser based in Toronto, Canada. He has been employed by a number of startup companies, the most recent of which even gave him a paycheque at one point.

Water Friends 4 is his second short film, and his first-ever improvised mockumentary.

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