THE FISHERMAN is the internationally acclaimed sci-fi short film from Spanish director Alejandro Suarez Lozano.
The short tells the story of Mr Wong (Andrew Ng), a third-generation squid fisherman, who is down on his luck.
Struggling to keep his traditional vocation alive, he sets out into the waters off Hong Kong seeking to snare a giant squid which will provide him the vindication he so desperately needs.
His prayers seem to be answered when his fishing line snares a most unusual catch. Mr. Wong soon realizes what he has caught is not of this world - and his discovery has fateful implications for the entire world.
THE FISHERMAN has won over 30 international film awards, and rightfully so. The short had Spanish and Chinese production crews whose combined talents have created a cinematic sci-fi gem.
Andrew Ng is a revelation as the short's protagonist Mr. Wong.
His performance as a man determined to preserve his fading way of life is pitch perfect, and inexorably draws you in like a moth to a flame.
The exceptional visual effects overseen by Onirikal Studio gives the film the look of a multi-million dollar summer blockbuster.
But what places this short in a league of its own is its location, which is another character in the story. Having filmed on location in Hong Kong lends the short a verisimilitude and atmosphere not easily replicated by shooting on a soundstage.
The grand result is a stylish and compelling short evocative of sci-fi classics such as Aliens and The Thing.
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