As a newly hired fish thrower gets settled into his position he finds the girl of his dreams working at a flower stand across the street.  Unfortunately business is not going well for her, so in an effort to cheer up and impress his newfound crush he puts on an increasingly elaborate show of fish throwing.  Her response is to mirror his routine using flowers, each toss more impressive than the last.  The playful exchange escalates until it takes a turn for the worse.  After a terrible accident the fish thrower must make a hard decision about what’s more important: His job, the girl, or something else entirely.

Director's Biography

Barbara Mones is a faculty member in the department of Computer Science & Engineering and serves as Director for Animation Production in the Animation Research Labs, an Advanced Technology Initiative at the University of Washington. She has worked in both academic and industry in the areas of graphics and animation production for over twenty-five years. In her role as faculty she has directed and produced eleven animated shorts since 1999. She has lectured extensively on an international level on topics related to computer graphics, animation and curriculum development in addition to designing and executing her own graphics and animation that have been shown in many museums and institutions worldwide, including the Smithsonian Institution and the Villa Ciani Museum in Switzerland. Her animation has been shown in the SIGGRAPH Electronic Theater and her artwork has been shown in the SIGGRAPH Art Show. She has chaired Panels (97), Sketches (Design, 96) Art Educators (Education Committee (85-95) served as a juror for the Art Show (1995, 2007) and Electronic Theater. She founded and chaired the SIGGRAPH Student Animation Competition (1984, then became SPACE in 1985) and coordinated it for fifteen years. SPACE became an international traveling show in 1989. Post undergraduate, she studied 2D and 3D animation at Sheridan College and has an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in mixed media sculpture and installation. Her research and production interests include animation, storytelling, content development, fast prototyping, and the production pipeline design for games and film.

Technical Credits (.doc)

  • Director / Producer
    Barbara Mones

  • Music
    Written By: LeRoy Shield
    Performed By: The Beau Hunks
    Courtesy: Basta Music

  • Production Team
  • Christina Boscole
  • Brad Bicknell
  • Hannah Christensen
  • Marc Bourguignon
  • Sunny Kim
  • Lily Lao
  • Win Leerasanthanah
  • Nina Marien
  • Ashley Prescott
  • Justin Ryll
  • Ben Self
  • Jennifer Sloan
  • Diana Stone
  • Keith Stone
  • Kendra Stout
  • Jenn Swanson
  • Andrew Theisen
  • Jonathon Torone
  • Jennifer Yang
  • Production Supervisors
  • Robert Forsberg
  • Nicholas Garrett
  • Devin Johnson
  • Sean Mack
  • Tracey West
  • Sheri Yin
  • Consultants
  • Anton Bogaty
  • Brian Britigan
  • Gary Faigin
  • David Hunt
  • Brian McDonald
  • Gary Schwartz