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Sacrifice, hope and raw human emotion are the themes of this film, based on the erotic writings of D.H. Lawrence.
Sacrifice, hope and raw human emotion are the themes of this film, based on the erotic writings of D.H. Lawrence.
Sacrifice, hope and raw human emotion are the themes of this film, based on the erotic writings of D.H. Lawrence.
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NEW REWARD: STINGRAY LEVEL - 2 Tickets to premiere in New York City – DVD and Signed Poster (travel and accommodations not included)

NEW REWARD: KING CRAB - Book of D.H. Lawrence's poetry signed by Alexia plus DVD signed with personal video message to you sent via email or Skype

NEW REWARD: OYSTER LEVEL

Mother of Pearl Necklace by April DeMarco of Covet and Adorn

Oyster Level - Mother of Pearl Necklace by April DeMarco of Covet and Adorn
Oyster Level - Mother of Pearl Necklace by April DeMarco of Covet and Adorn

Welcome to my new film, Little Fishes, here on Kickstarter...

Simply put, this is a film about girls in love.

Three women, who were friends as children, meet up after ten long years only to find that their bond is still strong. The memory of Goby saved from drowning by Pearl at Santa Monica beach still haunts them. Goby never got to thank Pearl for giving her the gift of life.

On another warm summer day, in the present, Goby reveals to Pearl that she is in love with her and wants to be with her sexually.

    They can both recall the poem, Little Fish by D. H. Lawrence:

    "The tiny little fish enjoy themselves
    in the sea.
    Quick little splinters of life,
    their little lives are fun to them
    in the sea."

Later that evening, Goby and Pearl have sex for reasons neither one of them can explain.

However, the third friend in the triad, Marina, doesn't like this new relationship one bit. Marina is left out of the circle of light. She frequently fails at relationships in general. She seeks out another old friend, Jack, to get the attention of Gil, her lazy boyfriend. who lives out of his van. She kisses Pearl underwater in the pool. Marina is crying out for attention and belonging. 

Ultimately, it all comes down to Pearl, having to make sense of it all. She loses Goby and time slips away. Can Pearl make a new start with Angel or is she permanently lost in a tide of confusion?

I based this story on that small slice of poetry above. And that's how Little Fishes came to be a movie. For me, it's personal. 

Pearl loses Goby in a wave of heartbreak.
Pearl loses Goby in a wave of heartbreak.

What many people may have forgot is that D.H. Lawrence, author of fthe book, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, was a controversial force in literature. His books were banned for being too erotic and his descriptions of sexual yearning as been copied by many writers since.

Decades before Fifty Shades of Grey, Lawrence explored the consequences of love, feelings and the explosive heart. 

Please join us in this journey.  

We are making an independent art film and our goal is to raise money to finish production. 

Our big goal is to bring the film to the Marche du Film in Cannes, France. That's very soon - this May!

We have very special and lovely rewards, includes a new book called, LITTLE FISHES: POEMS & PHOTOS.

Flip through the Little Fishes Photo and Poems book.

Please WATCH our trailer and donate NOW. 

Themes in Little Fishes
Themes in Little Fishes

Alexia Anastasio, Director/Producer

Alexia Anastasio is an artist, actress and filmmaker who has starred, co-directed and co-produced many independent film productions. Alexia draws, paints, enjoys doing collage work and photography. As an actress she was recently featured in feature film Supernaturalz, HBO's Bored to Death, VH1 “If you like...” commercial and Vetiver’s "Everyday" music video. Anastasio started experimenting in film 12 years ago while attending SUNY Purchase. She made many short films, some experimental narratives and documentaries, started her own art, music and film festival, CAMP Festival. She has worked for many directors, festivals, distribution companies and even an independent cinema. After working behind the scenes on many independent shorts and features, she edited a feature documentary, Vampira: The Movie, associate produced The Wild World of Ted V. Mikels, produced and starred in the mockumentary 7 Deadly Sins: Inside the Ecomm Cult and helped promote and sell the movies at horror and comic book conventions. Not to mention that she also sold her short films. That is where she discovered the profound connection between fan and filmmaker.

Anastasio’s current film Adventures in Plymptoons! is a feature documentary and has played all of the world at film festivals including Annecy International Animation Film Festival, San Francisco Documentary Film Festival, Dok Leipzig, Bend Film Festival, Woodstock Film Festival, Flip Animation Film Festival and more. You can watch it on HuluNetflix or Amazon. She also recently mentored young filmmaker Dana Farley with her first documentary film, Beyond the Noise, My Transcendental Meditation Journey, where Dana interviews and is interviewed by filmmaker David Lynch.

What others have said about Alexia?

"Very Modern." (regarding Anastasio's shooting style) - David Lynch, Artist/Filmmaker

"A+ Excellent work Alexia" (regarding Anastasio's artwork) - Miranda July, Artist/Filmmaker

"Alexia is a creative, imaginative filmmaker as well as a leader and dynamite organizer" - Joan Sekler, Filmmaker

"She works tirelessly, utilizing her many talents, and remains steadfast until her task is accomplished, whether it be in front of or behind the camera." - Ted V. Mikels, Director/Producer

You can donate here at our Kickstarter page or give Tax Deductible Donation through our Fiscal Sponsor Fractured Atlas.

All donations and backers are appreciated. 

We would love if you re-posted this link on your social media networks. Any recommendations to cinemas, universities or museums to show the film are heard.

If you are or know a journalist we will re-post any press or links about Little Fishes on our website and Facebook pages and give you shout outs on Twitter.

We are proud to have you as part of our school of fishes. 

Hugs and Fishes, 

Alexia

Risks and challenges

The heart of a project needs a beat. Alexia's goal is for the film to be screened at Marche du Film in Cannes, France this May and eventually worldwide. It's not every film that can make it, it's a collaborative effort and it doesn't just have to do with how much money is raised. Alexia has proved that at every step, she tries her hardest to succeed at getting her films shown. Her last film, Adventures in Plymptoons!, about Oscar-nominated animator played at 40 film festivals and is available on DVD and on Hulu.com. Alexia has a track record of letting nothing stand in her way when it comes to art.

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