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Miracle Fish (2009)

 -  Short | Drama  -  12 March 2010 (Mexico)
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8 year old Joe has a Birthday he will never forget. After friends bully him, he sneaks off to the sick bay, wishing everyone in the world would go away. He wakes up to find his dream may have become a reality.

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8 year old Joe has a birthday he'll never forget. His school friends tease him for lack of birthday gifts. Joe hides out in the school sick bay and falls asleep, wishing the everyone in the world would go away. When he awakes, he finds his school empty and wonders if his wish has come true. But his fantasy is shattered, when an event darker than the thought of a being the last person on earth, confronts him. Written by Anonymous

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Originally the film was going to be called '65 Cents', but before filming began the name was changed to 'Miracle Fish', as this was a more prominent theme of the film. See more »

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Featured in The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2010: Live Action (2010) See more »

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One to watch.
23 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

As this short film is available online I have no need to give spoilers be revealing any of the story/plot. All in all this is a great little short that will have it's lovers and haters purely because of where Luke Dolan's story takes us. Yet it is a good story that sets itself up nicely by introducing us to the bullied 8 year old protagonist, establishing our sympathy with him early on. As I watched I initially thought this to be a wholesome comedy given every introverted student's wish forming a big part of the story. However, the unexpected but cleverly set up dark ending had me on the edge of my seat and left me applauding the filmmaker's story-telling triumph.


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