Fish on Shore

An actor journeys through time and memory, unboxing a secret from his past and wrestling with his ever-elusive sense of belonging.

  • Alice Alexandra Moore
  • Alice Alexandra Moore
  • Shorouk Elkobrsi
  • Katie Wyles
  • James Malpass
  • Shorouk Elkobrsi
  • Taylor Wells
    Key Cast
  • Sean Radford
    Key Cast
  • Phoebe Smith
    Key Cast
  • Aidan Martin
    Key Cast
    "Young Adam"
  • Edward Murden
    Production Design
  • Olive Cushing
    Production Design
  • Alice Alexandra Moore
    Sound and Music Design
  • Paul Handley
  • Raquan Williams
  • Shorouk Elkobrsi
  • Elisenda de Wit Roy
    Camera assistant
  • Fred Hiley
    Assistant Director
  • Jake Tripney
  • Joshua Howe Morgan
    Best boy
  • Stuart Turner
    Boom Operator/DIT
  • Grace Keenan
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 8, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    3,500 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - MetFilm School
Director Biography - Alice Alexandra Moore

Alice is an American writer/director based in London. Drawing on her neurodiverse and trans identity, she instils a unique rhythm and emotional depth into her storytelling. Fish on Shore is her directorial debut.

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Director Statement

The idea for Fish on Shore originated while talking to the film's executive producer / cinematographer, Shorouk, about leaving ourselves room to change. We were noting how it feels to be caged in our identities—how the second you "come out" as anything, people can only see you that one way.

I wrote the film on the complexity of intersectional identity—these extra waters we have to swim every day that no one else seems to notice. Fundamentally, Adam's journey is about what it means to be boxed and unboxed—especially when its you yourself taping and breaking all those cardboard walls.