When LITTLE FISH was made in 2019, the idea of an international pandemic seemed like a piece of science-fiction. But now in 2021, it’s the reality we are living. The film, which is also set in 2021, is eerily more relevant than ever before. Check out this clip and watch how when Jude’s (Jack O’Connell) memory starts to fade, he and Emma (Olivia Cooke) will do whatever it takes to hold on to the life they know.
Directed by Chad Hartigan (Morris From America, This is Martin Bonner)Written by Mattson Tomlin (The Batman)Starring Olivia Cooke (Sound of Metal, “Game of Thrones” prequel), Jack O’Connell (Unbroken), Raul Castillo (We The Animals) and Soko
In Theaters and On Demand on February 5, 2021
IFC is proud to present Chad Hartigan’s sweeping sci-fi romance, LITTLE FISH. The latest film from this esteemed director, LITTLE FISH chronicles the all too familiar phenomena of a global pandemic, sweeping the world without control. Pointedly, the film asks “When your disaster is everyone’s disaster, how do you grieve?” As the sickness, which causes you to slowly lose all your memories, runs rampant, the viewer follows an incredibly charming young married couple, played masterfully by Olivia Cooke and Jack O’Connell. They fight to hold their relationship together before the disease can erase all memory of their love. IFC will release the film in theaters and on demand on February 5, 2021.
Writer/director Chad Hartigan is best known for his award-winning feature films THIS IS MARTIN BONNER and MORRIS FROM AMERICA. Hartigan won the John Cassavetes Award at the 2014 Independent Spirit Awards, as well as the “Best of NEXT” Audience Award at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, for THIS IS MARTIN BONNER. Hartigan won the Waldo Scott Screenwriter Award at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival for his film MORRIS FROM AMERICA. LITTLE FISH marks the third collaboration between childhood friends Hartigan, composer Keegan Dewitt (HEARTS BEAT LOUD) and cinematographer Sean McElwee (THE INCREDIBLE JESSICA JAMES). Based on Aja Gabel’s short story, the film is written by up and coming screenwriter Mattson Tomlin who co-wrote the latest Batman film, THE BATMAN, and wrote the Netflix hit PROJECT POWER.
LITTLE FISH is produced by Lia Buman, Rian Cahill, Tim Headington, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Mattson Tomlin and was an official selection of the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival.