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Mica is a perfectly normal boy. Well he would be if he didn't live in the museum and former home of the legendary Mexican singer, Guillermo Garibai. And if he didn't smell of fish.
At first glance, Mica seems a perfectly normal boy. But first glances can often be deceiving... For one... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A Fish of a Different Color See more (3 total) »


  (in credits order)

Douglas Smith ... Mica

Zoë Kravitz ... Laura

Carrie-Anne Moss ... Catherine

Ariadna Gil ... Sophie

Don McKellar ... Richard
Kim Ly ... The Lifeguard
Gonzalo Vega ... Guillermo Garibai
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brian Bridger ... Young Mika

Amanda Brugel ... Nurse

Donald Burda ... Doctor

Sydney Cross ... Schoolgirl

Andrea Drepaul ... Denise

Jayden Greig ... Blonde Kid
Sam Herrington ... Other Kid
Alexander Holtmann ... Pool Manager

Aj Jaywar ... Waiter

Jameson Kraemer ... Group Member

Glenda MacInnis ... Girlfriend

Milan Malisic ... Smelly Foreigner
Tim Marczenko ... Pizza delivery dude

Viv Moore ... Woman in Gallery

William Poulin ... Tourettes Man

Hansel Ramírez ... Dancer
Paulette Sinclair ... Comb Lady

Sofía Sisniega ... Claudia
Clarke Smith ... Young Laura
Wheeler Thompson ... Baby Mica

Directed by
Analeine Cal y Mayor 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Analeine Cal y Mayor 
Javier Gullón 

Produced by
Chris Bell .... associate producer
Niv Fichman .... producer
Sari Friedland .... co-producer
José Herrero de Egaña .... executive producer
Kevin Krikst .... associate producer
Diego Lopez Alvarez .... assistant producer: Mecanismo Films
Stacy Perskie .... producer
Andrea Raffaghello .... line producer
Juan Romero .... executive producer: Mecanismo Films
Original Music by
Benoît Charest 
Greg Morrison 
Yamil Rezc 
Cinematography by
Gregory Middleton 
Film Editing by
Óscar Figueroa 
Casting by
Deirdre Bowen 
Production Design by
Elisa Sauve 
Art Direction by
Carlos Lagunas (art director: Mexico)
Nancey Pankiw 
Set Decoration by
Margaret Lloyd 
Daniela Rojas 
Costume Design by
Patrick Antosh 
Makeup Department
Diane Mazur .... makeup department head
Rita Stapleton .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Fuad Abed Dalton .... unit manager: Mexico
Nayeli Garci-Crespo .... post-production supervisor
Cynthia Graves .... assistant production manager
Carlos Taibo .... production manager: Mexico
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matt Coatsworth .... first assistant director: second unit
Matt Coatsworth .... trainee assistant director
Judith Landale .... assistant director
Miguel Necoechea Jr. .... second assistant director: Mexico
Pazz Neglia .... first assistant director
Art Department
Mauro Lacaprara .... props
Rodolfo Martinez .... construction coordinator
Thomas Moroney .... painter
Theresa Tindall .... first art director
Sandro Valdez .... assistant art director
Meredith Woodley .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Andrea Agro .... foley artist
Jaime Baksht .... re-recording mixer
Michelle Couttolenc .... sound recordist
Stefan Fraticelli .... foley artist
Salvador Félix .... sound effects editor
Christian Giraud .... dialogue editor
Pablo Lach .... supervising sound editor
Santiago Núñez .... sound mixer
Leon Sandoval .... boom operator
Kevin Schultz .... foley mixer
Rabb Whitehead .... adr recordist
Randy Wilson .... foley mixer
Visual Effects by
Raul Luna .... visual effects artist
Joseph Racki .... stunts double: Douglas Smith
Robert Racki .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Benito Aguilar .... gaffer
Terry Banting .... gaffer
Gyorgy Darvas .... second assistant camera
Ryan Gillard .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Felipe Perez-Burchard .... additional camera operator
Juan Pablo Somohano .... technician camera equipment: mexico unit
Joe Strazzeri .... a-dolly grip
Christopher J. Toudy .... key grip
Jason Vieira .... camera operator
Toofun West .... second assistant camera (as Mir Toofun Afdasta)
Casting Department
Christopher Richards .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Diana Irwin .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Carlos Espinosa .... assistant picture editor: Mexico
Nayeli Garci-Crespo .... assistant picture editor: Canada
David B. Guthrie .... editor: featurette
Raul Luna .... colorist
Raul Luna .... digital intermediate supervisor
Location Management
Alex McNaughton .... location manager
Transportation Department
Jason McCormack .... driver: honeywagon
Other crew
Rose Chalker .... production accountant
Natalie Dale .... stand-in: Zoë Kravitz
Donna Feore .... choreographer
Indira Guha .... legal counsel
Konrad Junikiewicz .... new media project manager
Dahla MacKenna .... education supervisor
Tim Marczenko .... executive assistant to Niv Fichman
Regina Montemayor .... production coordinator: Mexico
Maureen O'Donnell .... unit publicist
Jillian Ordowich .... production coordinator
Thomas Pepper .... production assistant
Kristina Small .... assistant production coordinator
Simon Thede .... production assistant
Belinda Uriegas .... production coordinator

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Boy Who Smells Like Fish" - Mexico (original title)
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92 min

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This movie marks the first feature movie co-production between Mexico and Canada.See more »


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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
A Fish of a Different Color, 19 May 2015
Author: Steve B from United States

This is a wonderfully quirky romantic comedy, but far from the generic fair that tumbles out of Hollywood on a regular basis. The story of a boy who smells like fish and overcoming the adversities of life. I saw this movie three times on consecutive days, and enjoyed it every time. Not your typically Hollywood fair, rather unique and charming with excellent performances by Douglas Smith and Zoe Kravits. So, wonderfully endearing. I say the following in many of my reviews; if you are into standard Hollywood Blockbuster formula movies, then perhaps this is not the movie for you. However, if you love independent film, and you like new ideas, then you will most certainly like this movie. I personally loved it, which is why I watched three times in a row.

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