Standing on Fishes


1h 29m 1999

Brief Synopsis

Caleb, a sculptor, is caught in the arduous struggle to maintain his artistic integrity and still make a buck. He is hired by a film director to construct a prosthesis for a certain part of the female anatomy, much to the disapproval of his highly critical and politically correct girlfriend. As thei

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m

Synopsis

Caleb, a sculptor, is caught in the arduous struggle to maintain his artistic integrity and still make a buck. He is hired by a film director to construct a prosthesis for a certain part of the female anatomy, much to the disapproval of his highly critical and politically correct girlfriend. As their relationship begins to disintegrate, Caleb, to earn some extra money, tries to rent out his tiny guest house. A mysterious woman agrees to rent it solely on the basis of his voice on the phone. The woman rekindles his faith in his own abilities, but his girlfriend makes a scene revealing the faults of their relationship, as the woman watches in awe. As a result the two woman decide to become roommates, abandoning Caleb, who finds his life reduced to the basics, his own guest house and some clay.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States August 1999

Released in United States March 1999

Released in United States on Video March 2, 2004

Released in United States September 1999

Released in United States Winter January 1, 2004

Shown at Hollywood Film Festival August 5-9, 1999.

Shown at Independent Feature Film Market (IFFM) in New York City, September 17-24, 1999.

Shown at South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival (in competition) in Austin, Texas March 12-20, 1999.

Feature directorial debut for actor Bradford Tatum and actor-producer Meredith Scott Lynn.

Began shooting December 2, 1997.

Completed shooting December 22, 1997.

The title of the film comes from a poem by Rainer Maria Rilke.

Released in United States Winter January 1, 2004

Released in United States March 1999 (Shown at South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival (in competition) in Austin, Texas March 12-20, 1999.)

Released in United States on Video March 2, 2004

Released in United States August 1999 (Shown at Hollywood Film Festival August 5-9, 1999.)

Released in United States September 1999 (Shown at Independent Feature Film Market (IFFM) in New York City, September 17-24, 1999.)