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The Fishermen

A young woman living on the streets encounters an immigrant fisherman and an unlikely bond begins to form.

  • Geoffrey Leach
    Director
  • Kevin Middleton
    Director
  • Jackson Xia
    Director of Photography
  • Geoffrey Leach
    Writer
  • Kevin Middleton
    Writer
  • Jackson Xia
    Writer
  • Eva Koťátková
    Producer
  • Michal Sikora
    Producer
  • Andrea Vykysalová
    Key Cast
  • Orovino Omofi Obire
    Key Cast
  • Jiri Maria Sieber
    Key Cast
    Hart's War, Blade II, Eurotrip
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 19 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 14, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Czech Republic
  • Language:
    Czech, English
  • Shooting Format:
    16mm
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Tri-Cities International Film Festival
    Walla Walla
    United States
    October 1, 2016
Director Biography - Geoffrey Leach, Kevin Middleton

As creative directors, Jackson Xia, Kevin Middleton and Geoffrey Leach have worked on a variety of short films at their respective schools: University of Colorado Boulder, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Whitman College. In Prague, they collaborated on a short film while studying at the Film and T.V. School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. As a Director of Photography, Jackson has often worked with film but in his short film "Over Spilled Coffee," he demonstrates his prowess with digital formats as well. Kevin, as a director and writer, has worked on a variety of short films some with a strong psychological/thriller lean. He sees YouTube and Hitchcock as main sources for inspiration.

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Director Statement

Through integrating our different styles, The Fisherman has become a lighthearted movie that weaves comedy, drama, and even the grotesque into a small story occupied by large characters and their interactions. We hope you enjoy it.
-Geoffrey, Kevin and Jackson