THE NINGYO is a lavish short film influenced by steampunk and the work of authors such as Jules Verne.
Set at the turn of the 20th century, a disgraced scientist, Professor C. Marlowe, is the laughingstock of the scientific community because of his belief in the ningyo - a mermaid from Japanese folklore.
Professor Marlowe possesses a map he believes indicates where the ningyo can be located. He decides to go on a quest to prove the creature’s existence, but powerful and mysterious forces want the map for themselves.
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Podcast Intro/Outro music: "I Succumb" by António Bizarro