Private Project

A Trout's Journey

A Trout’s Journey is a collaboration between director Felix Emmanuel and Illustrator Nanna Anna. A hand drawn animated short film about A Boy, A Captain, A Stranger, and two fish, exploring universal themes such as love, sorrow, and the injustice of life, all seen through the eyes of a young boy.

The story takes place on a small and almost empty ferry at sea, where a young boy sits by the window and observes the beautiful fish in the ocean. While being preoccupied with his surroundings, a strange and very talkative American man decides to sit down across from him. The American stranger tells the boy about the incredible, mystical and dangerous journey of the Sea Trout. The boy gets so engulfed by the nerve-racking story about the Sea Trout that he doesn’t realize that the real danger is sitting right across from him.

  • Felix Emmanuel
  • Nanna Anna
  • Nikolaj Morild Marckmann
    Key Cast
    "The Boy"
  • Brandon Salo
    Key Cast
    "The American"
  • Filip Gravers Nielsen
    Key Cast
    "The Captain"
  • Paolo Fresu
  • Daniele di Bonaventura
  • Felix Emmanuel
  • Felix Emmanuel
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Romance, Animation
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Language:
    Danish, English
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Fatamorgana - Danish National School Of Art Photography
Director - Felix Emmanuel