'Fisherman' follows a young girl’s mission to discover her ancestor’s land. Aided by magical energies, the creatures of the sea and the will of the ancient ocean, our heroine sets off on a quest. Stowed away in a fisherman’s boat, she crosses the wild sea. A storm catapults her cheek to cheek with the ocean bed, where instead of drowning, she discovers her gift for shapeshifting and awakens her true power within.

Director Bio

Contemporary Folk Artist Lewis Barfoot works with an uncomplicated loveliness of sound, combining ethereal and evocative vocals with original compositions and reinventions of traditional songs from Ireland and the UK. “Fisherman” is her second collaboration with Narae Kim. Co-director and animator based in Los Angeles and originally from Seoul, Korea. Narae has directed, designed, and produced multiple award winning shorts. Her notable works include: “Pippa's Pan” (Art Director) which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival (2017) and “Wanderer” (Director/Animator) which was awarded 1st Prize at LUMA Projection Arts 2016 and best animation at ANGAELICA 2017.


  • Directed by:Lewis Barfoot & Narae Kim
  • Written by:Lewis Barfoot
  • Produced by:Lewis Barfoot & Narae Kim
  • Runtime:5 mins
  • Completion Date:July 15, 2020
  • Country of Origin:Ireland
  • Country of Filming:Ireland, United States
  • Language:English
  • Category:Animation / Family-Friendly
  • Selection:Family Friendly - Programme 1

    Main Competition - Programme 23
  • In Person Screening Time & Venue:Nov 7th Ballymahon Library 10 - 10:30am

    Nov 7th Bridgeways Ballymahon 5 - 6pm
  • Online Screening TimeNov 7th 10am - 10pm

    Nov 7th 4pm - 10pm
  • Links: Instagram

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