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