Swim Little Fish Swim
In a small apartment he shares with his wife Mary, Leeward, an usual and talented musician composes songs with instruments he makes from his three year old daughter's toys. Lilas, a young French video maker, drags her suitcase from artists' squats to hip galleries, hoping to break into the selective contemporary art scene. Their meeting could be the very thing that drives them to make their dreams come true.
"The film encapsulates a true depiction of struggling artists. They are people who have to deal with the constant pressures of reality and the lofty ambitions of their passion. It is a life that does not always end up working out. The film creates an honest picture with honest characters and an honest ending. Where they end up after the credits roll can completely depend on what the audience feels towards art, life, and practicality."
David Tran, sightonsound.org
Cast: Dustin Guy Defa, Lola Bessis, Brooke Bloom, Anne Consigny
Screenplay: Lola Bessis, Ruben Amar
Director of Photography: Brett Jutkiewicz
Film Editor: Thomas Marchand
Composer: The Toys and Tiny Instruments, Candace Lee
Production Designer: Yvette Granata
Sound: Arnaud Marten
Producer: Ruben Amar
Co-Producer: Lola Bessis
Production Company: Les Films de la Fusée
World Sales: Jour2fête
Director: Ruben Amar, Lola Bessis