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 Principal Lecturer in the School of Computer Science & Engineering, and Director of the Reality Studio, a part of the Reality Lab. She also leads the Facial Expression Research Group ( FERG). She has worked in both academia and industry in the areas of computer graphics and animation production for over thirty years. She was a tenured Associate Professor and the Founder and Director of the Visual Information Technology Graduate program at George Mason University, a Visiting Researcher in the Department of Computer Science at George Washington University, Fellow at the Human Interface Technology Lab at University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and worked for the White House and National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Al Gore's GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) Program. For this she was presented with a NASA Group Achievement award. She designed and wrote training programs for all aspects of the production pipeline at both Pacific Data Images/Dreamworks and Industrial Light and Magic. In her role as faculty, she has directed and produced nineteen animated shorts since 1999. Most recently she is developing curriculum that incorporates the potential of Virtual Reality into storytelling, content development and filmmaking. She has lectured extensively on an international level on topics related to animation and curriculum development. Her films have been shown in theaters and museums internationally including the SIGGRAPH Electronic Theater and the Smithsonian Institution. Barbara received her undergraduate degree from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Thereafter, she studied animation at Sheridan College and received an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design.

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