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A Minimovie is an episodic documentary consisting of a series of 8 to 10 episodes of 3 to 7 minutes each. Put together, the episodes form a self-contained story.

Being A Fish in Japan

Whimsical tales from fish-obsessed Japan


0:51 minutes
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The coveted Koi carp is a symbol of male potency. And what our muscle-bound protagonist lacks downstairs, he makes up for in abundance with his giant, dorsal Koi tattoos.

6:53 minutes
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According to legend, monstrous catfish dragons below the Japanese seas are responsible for earthquakes. A lithe young soon-to-be rockstar (day job: fishmonger) and a kindly old priest explain…

5:16 minutes
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For a good sashimi, the eyelids should still be flickering! And where better to ensure your dinner is still alive than the Fishing Restaurant where you can catch your own (FYI staff are on hand to disembowel).

5:33 minutes
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Our forthcoming rockstar / fishmonger guts a very large tuna live on stage, and explains why this most popular fish, is the very embodiment of “rock” (but you wouldn’t want your woman to resemble one).

6:27 minutes
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To a climactic, drum-heavy audio-track we see the science of breeding, catching, killing and packing the ubiquitous yellowtail creatures for convenient consumption in your local sushi bar…. Blood, guts and drama!

4:21 minutes
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Mischa Kamp
Mischa Kamp (1970) graduated from the Netherlands Film and Television Academy (NFTA) in Amsterdam. Her graduation short Mijn moeder heeft ook een pistool  (My Mother Has A Gun Too), enjoyed widespread international attention, including selection for the Student Oscars and winning several awards. After graduating, Kamp worked as a director for the Dutch TV show Waskracht! making short films as well as two documentaries Being  a Dog in New York and Rafael, Pedro & Adel, shot in Cuba.
In 2005, Mischa directed the multiple award-winning family movies Winky's Horse and its 2007 follow-up Where Is Winky's Horseω
For the popular Dutch children's program Villa Achterwerk she made Naked – an animated documentary series about the trials of being a teenager, produced by Submarine. Naked won awards at Annecy, Anifest, SICAF and Cinekid in 2007.ωproject=956

Mascha Halberstad
Mascha Halberstad (1973) is a freelance animator, designer and director. She graduated from the Art Academy (HKA) in Arnhem, The Netherlands. From 1996 - 2000 she made several short funny movies for the Dutch TV show Waskracht! She created numerous leaders and bumpers for hit TV programs for the Dutch public broadcasters VPRO, VARA, NPS and NCRV. Mascha also created the popular animated TV series The Big Hummimummi Karaoke Show and 45 RPM . Alongside Mischa Kamp she made the documentary Being a dog in New York. For Submarine she is currently developing Picnic With Pie – an animation series and interactive game for pre-schoolers.

About Minimovies
A Minimovie is an episodic documentary consisting of 8 to 10 episodes. Episodes are 7 to 10 minutes each. Put together, they form a self-contained story. With MiniMovies SubmarineChannel explores a new narrative and visual style of documentary filmmaking. You can watch the Minimovies here or simply download them to your digital device of choice.
You can watch the Minimovies here or simply download them to your digital device of choice.