Pleasanton, California | Film Short

Comedy, Romance

Nicole de Meneses

3 Campaigns | California, United States

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A film about mermaids, lesbians and dating in your 40s.

About The Project

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to celebrate the LGBTQ+ mermaid community and promote women in film.

The Story

It's your classic fish in water love story.

The film is a satirical look at lesbians dating in their 40s.

The film is a romantic comedy with fantasy elements.

80'S VIBES!!! We want to re-captcher all the fun feelings of a 80s rom-coms.

Lisa Haas

She is attached to play Stephanie, Erica's best friend. She is known for Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same (2011)The Foxy Merkins (2013)and Catfight (2016)

Jackie Monahan

She is playing Erica the marine biologist and she is known for Wild Nights with Emily (2018)The Never List (2020) and Honey and Clover: A Recipe for Disaster (2019).

Haviland Stillwell

She is playing Marina the mermaid, she is an Actor, Singer, Director, Writer and Producer, whose work has been performed on Broadway, TV, Film, and in Voiceover. She has been in BIFLE (2019) Freelancers Anonymous (2018) Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse (2012-2015) 

Jill Benett

She is playing Cilla, Erica's ex-girlfriend. She is know for the sexy romantic comedy And Than Came Lola (2009 and the action flick In Her Line of Fire (2006), alongside Mariel Hemingway as well as Here TV's Dante's Cove (2004), she guest-starred on Logo's Rick & Steve the Happiest Gay Couple in All the World (2007), and co-executive produced and starred in her own award-winning series, We Have to Stop Now (2009)

Principal photography for Fishy will take place in Pleasanton, CA and is scheduled for August 13, 2023.

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Intimacy Coordinator

Costs $1,000

The Intimacy Coordinator will help our actors feel comfortable on set during physical or vulnerable scenes with intimate subject matter.

Craft Service

Costs $1,000

Help our cast and crew keep their energy and strength up with good healthy food on set.

Day Rates-Crew

Costs $5,000

We are working with local creatives and want to be able to give them a fair day rate.

Props and set dressing

Costs $1,000

We want to bring this fantasy comedy to life and props and set dressing will help with that.

Cash Pledge

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About This Team

Camille Henson

Creative consultant

Nicole de Meneses

Writer/ Director/ Producer

Nicole is a freelance Writer, Director, Producer working in the Bay Area. She makes independent regional genre films that showcase and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. She is the founder of Dark Rainbow Films and the Blood and Popcorn Film Festival.

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