Grace Tan

Screen & Photography

Fish Head – Short Film

In a sleepy coastal town, rebellious fourteen-year-old Nahla must learn to find colour, light and magic in a world that states there is only black and white.

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Capturing that sense of magic that lives in every child during those special and awkward years of teenagehood, Fish Head tells the story of young Nahla and their personal journey of discovery into who they are and how they fit into the world. Nahla begins to question their sense of self as their body enters puberty and begins a transformation from girl to fish.

The genesis of Fish Head came about during last year’s difficult time of adversity for the LGBTIQ community. I felt a strong urge for more diverse stories in cinema with the added hope of bringing some positivity and magic onto screens. Our young protagonist Nahla feels a disconnect between how they feel inside and how the world thinks they should be.

I hope that this short film can begin a dialogue in challenging what is considered the norm, bring a celebration of creative expression to screens and help people realise we don’t all have to try and fit within the boxes that society defines us by. This film is about coming to terms with your most authentic self… in this case a fishy-Bowie-loving-gender-non-conforming-teen.

Nahla’s story is waiting to be told but we need your help to bring it to life!

With the funds raised we are looking to put the money towards our amazing award winning prosthetics team at Odd Studios to transform young Nahla from girl to fish, creating our sleepy coastal town through production design and costumes as well as supporting our production with camera/lighting hire, locations fees and feeding our crew.

We will begin shooting in early 2018 with the intention of premiering by early/mid-2018. For updates please follow us on our Facebook Page.

With your help our brilliant creative team can’t wait to make this film!

Thank you.

– Grace Tan, Writer/Director of Fish Head

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Grace Tan

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NSW

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Screen & Photography

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Grace Tan is a filmmaker based in Sydney with a passion for stories that explore authenticity and belonging with characters that often go under the radar.

After graduating with a Bachelors in Digital Media at COFA, UNSW in 2010 as well as a Grad. Certificate of Directing at AFTRS in 2016, she has spent the last few years working internationally and locally in a variety of roles within narrative, commercial and documentary storytelling.

Her experience has spanned a wide range of formats, including working within the post production team for feature documentary films for VICE in London, ‘Chemsex’ and ‘Redemption of the Devil’ as well as working closely alongside directors as a Director’s Assistant in the commercial world for award winning production company’s around Sydney.

While not writing/directing her own films, Grace enjoys spending time seaside, imagining the possibilities of a world that exists in the deep dark blue.

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