Video: “The Secret Lives of Goldfish”

Here’s “The Secret Lives of Goldfish,” the short film that Hank Ebert and I made as an entry in the annual Bike Shorts film festival in Roanoke, Va. (which, in turn, is part of a national competition.)

I adapted one of my stage scripts, “The Secret Lives of Goldfish, vol. 6” and Hank supplied the video magic.

Alas, we didn’t win. But we had fun, and hope you do, too, as you watch it.

Earlier, I posted some still photos from the making of this little epic.

I decided to wear the goldfish costume to the festival. Apparently, all one has to do to get attention in downtown Roanoke is to wear a fish costume on the street. Who knew? On the five block walk to the festival location, I had four people stop and take my picture, not counting this one that co-worker Erica Myatt took before I left work.

A French tourist at an art gallery came out onto the sidewalk to stop me; I couldn’t understand a word she said but I sure got the idea when she pointed to her camera. Later, when I walked by the Awful Arthur’s seafood restaurant, a man hailed me, brought me in and took me around the bar, where some (but certainly not all) patrons wanted a picture. And one little girl riding in a car shouted out “there’s Nemo!”

To get a glimpse of what she saw, see below:

Here's me in the costume.

Here’s me in the costume. It’s a bit big.


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