Fish Out of Water

A script by award-winning author and screenwriter Jenni James adapted by Talitha Hanks, "Fish Out of Water" introduces us to a group of volunteer firefighters who unexpectedly make a splash with their first thematic calendar. This lighthearted tale of not taking yourself too seriously highlights the fact that heroes can come in all shapes and sizes.

  • Talitha Hanks
  • Jenni James
    Quarantine for Two, Not Cinderella's Type
  • Ricardo Costa
    Carrie's Conversation
  • Jade Gottfredson
    Royal Facade
  • Wes Tolman
    Key Cast
    Destined at Christmas, The Chosen
  • Dave Martinez
    Key Cast
    The Stolen Valley, Even in Dreams
  • Michael Hanks
    Key Cast
    Oregon Trail
  • Bryson Alejandro
    Key Cast
    Avocado Toast, Murder at the Hive
  • Paul Cartwright
    Key Cast
    "Victory Von Victor"
    It Is Clean, Carrie's Conversation
  • Shona Kay
    Key Cast
    Beautiful Beast, In Emma's Footsteps
  • Weixin Le
    Key Cast
    Scarlett, Destined at Christmas
  • Hayley Bobay
    Key Cast
    Hold the Pass
  • Charlotte Hemmings
    Key Cast
    Quest for Love, The Competition
  • James Dalrymple
  • Sarah Kay Costa
  • James Kettle
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 3, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    12,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Zions Indie Film Festival
    Orem, UT
    United States
    March 18, 2023
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Zepstone Film Festival
    Salt Lake City
    United States
    June 17, 2023
    Best Comedy
Director Biography - Talitha Hanks

Talitha was born in SLC, UT, and attended Brigham Young University, where she worked as the lead anchor on the college news station and founded the university's wildly popular improvisational comedy team "Laugh Out Loud" in 2002. Her international commercial acting and modeling work includes clients such as Poo-Pouri, Overstock, Purple Mattress, Micron, LifeVantage, RC Willey, VSP Direct, Franklin Covey, NuSkin and many more. Talitha represented herself as a pop singer on Fox's American Idol 3 different seasons and one season of America's Got Talent. She plays with Utah's first and top-rated improvisational troupe: Quick Wits in Utah. Her film credits include Fatherly Obsession (Lifetime), Harmontown (Dave Harmon), Lakes Seven and the Golden Gun, and Reflections in the Mud. Talitha is represented by Talent Management Group in Utah.

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