And So We Put Goldfish in The Pool by Makoto Nagahisa

This is a true story which took place in Saitama in 2012. In the summer of 2012, 400 goldfish were released in the swimming pool of a junior-high school in Sayama Town, Saitama. The culprits: four female students. According to the Police statement, the girls “thought the fish would look pretty”. But why did they really do it?

Based on a true story, this fast-paced short film continually betrays the viewer’s expectations as it explores the feelings of the four girls and their motives, accompanied by a soundtrack of old-time hits including Seventeen and Virgin Blues!

And So We Put Goldfish in The Pool was the winner of the 2017 Sundance’s Short Film Grand Jury Prize.

About The Author

Born August 2, 1984, in Tokyo, Makoto Nagahisa directed films and music videos while working as a commercial planner at a major ad agency. Nagahisa wrote and directed the short film And So We Put Goldfish in the Pool. (2017) and was the first Japanese director to win the Short Film Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. WE ARE LITTLE ZOMBIES is his first feature-length film. Influences include Juzo Itami, Nagisa Oshima, Gil Evans and Boris Vian. Has long hair, which he wears braided on formal occasions.

Director/Writer: Makoto Nagahisa. Executive producer: Takeshi Tanaka. Producer: Haruki Yokoyama. Cinematography: Hiroaki Takeda. Electrician: Yuki Maeshima. Sound: Junnosuke Okita.


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