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The Life and Times of Muriel the Fish

Muriel is a small fish in a big world; unbeknownst to her, she is also someone's idea of fine dining.

  • Lily Dot Paris
    Director
  • Sandra Eber
    Supervisor
  • Catherine Slilaty
    Supervisor
  • Jean Théberge
    Technical Supervision
  • Herl Lara
    Technical Supervision
  • Tim Horlor
    Sound Mixer
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    La vie de Muriel le Poisson [French title]
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    dark comedy, animation, 2D animation, fantasy
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 19 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 21, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Shooting Format:
    2d digital animation
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.9:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Concordia University's Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema
  • Roma Short Film Festival
    Rome
    Italy
    October 2, 2021
    European Premiere
    Finalist
  • Toronto Indie Filmmakers Festival
    Toronto
    Canada
    November 24, 2021
    Finalist
  • Munich New Wave Short Film Festival
    Munich
    Germany
    December 3, 2021
    Finalist
  • Big Teeth Small Shorts
    Chicago
    United States
    June 17, 2021
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • UWPG Film Festival
    Winnipeg
    Canada
    October 19, 2021
    Canadian Premiere
  • New York Tri-State International Film Festival
    New York City
    United States
    November 6, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Animex Screen
    Middlesbrough
    United Kingdom
    May 10, 2021
  • Shockfest Film Festival
    Las Vegas
    United States
    December 10, 2021
  • Venice Fullshot Film Festival
    Venice
    Italy
    November 2, 2021
    Honorable Mention
Director Biography - Lily Dot Paris

Lily Dot Paris is a cartoonist and film animation student at Concordia University's Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema based in Tioh'Ta:ke unceded land otherwise known as Montréal, Québec, Canada and an enthusiast for dark comedy, narrative, colour, character, surrealism, and non-fiction film

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Director Statement

This film is my year one animation film and was made in quarantine.

* As a student film, the actual budget is 0; listed budget is an estimate based on tuition and film equipment.