Award of Merit – “Fish Out of Water” (USA)

Title: Fish Out of Water
Runtime: 7 min
Country: USA
Director: Barbara Mones
Placement: Award of Merit
Competition: March 31, 2017

Synopsis: Every day, an office worker struggles through the demands of his job and boss. His painfully long and monotonous workdays are made worse by his relentlessly cheery coworker. Fantasizing about happier times from his past is the only thing that helps him get through the day. He is eventually pushed to his limit, realizes that he doesn’t have to accept his life the way it is, and makes a big decision.