Age of the Goldfish

A young man struggles with a breakup that forces him to come to terms with something more.

  • Brian Chander
    Wild Wild (2022)
  • Brian A. Chander
    Wild Wild (2022)
  • Brian A. Chander
    Wild Wild (2022)
  • Connor Daniello
    Key Cast
  • Keahi Hsu
    Director of Photography
  • Evan Braddock
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Experimental, Surrealist
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 13, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    50 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Sony Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Emerson College
Director Biography - Brian Chander

I am a 19-year-old, Indian- American film student currently studying at Emerson College in Boston, MA. I am in love with everything filmmaking. I have worked in almost every role on a film set with the goal of creation. Most recently I have been a director of photography on an upcoming short film entitled Twenty (2023) and I have written and directed my own short films, Wild Wild (2022) and Age of the Goldfish (2023).

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Director Statement

Age of the Goldfish is an experimental way to show a struggle that I have gone and continue to go through at this point in my young adult life. It's the reality that at my age, no matter how much you want to take control of your own life and allow yourself to take on the world as an individual, it is almost impossible. Your friends and family don't show a desire to let you go even if it's what's good for you. Their love can be suffocating. I believe that this is something that not only I have experienced, but many others throughout their lives, and if a single viewer can relate to my film then I will be happy.