A coming-of-age drama that reflects on the painful oblivion afflicting teenagers who cannot submit to the high school status quo.
Adolescence is a difficult time for everyone, and if you deviate from the societal standards of high school, the alienation that follows can be a punishment in the strictest sense. Having to ignore the questions within you—questions about desire, sexual orientation, or the voice of authority—howling questions that no one ‘normal’ seems to have, can be tortuous. I aspire to meditate on this, the terror and loneliness of being young, in my short coming-of-age film, Fish Tank. This film will also serve as my senior Honors Project at Bowling Green State University.
Rowan, a quiet and shy 15-year-old, escapes into a secluded bedroom during a party. There, he is inadvertently joined by Andrew, a fellow classmate and object of Rowan's affection. Over a shared soda can of pilfered vodka, the two young men drift through moments of awkwardness and intimate conversation.
Fish Tank reflects on the painful, silent oblivion that inhabits teenagers who cannot submit to high school status quos.
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The film will be directed by Ethan Roberts and photographed by Nigel Coutinho; both senior Film Production majors at Bowling Green State University. It stars Ryan Albrecht as Rowan, James Fite as Andrew, and Sara Chambers as Tonya's Mother. Daniel Williams (MFA) serves as academic advisor for the film. The entire production team, cast and crew, is made up of students and faculty of the BGSU Department of Theatre & Film.
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