Feb 21 2018

Congratulations to AFTRS alumni Dane McCusker (Foundation Diploma, 2009) whose student film Angelfish was selected to premiere as a Staff Pick on Vimeo on 21 February.

After a night of drinking and friendly competition, Patrick invites Claire back to his place, to see his angelfish. Sounds simple enough, but over the next few minutes their genuine bond is shattered as friendly banter gives way to Patrick’s unchecked entitlement. As fear enters the room, Claire finds herself alone with a stranger who won’t take no for an answer. If the story sounds familiar, McCusker acknowledges “I don’t think there is a single woman in my life that hasn’t had an experience like the one in this film.”

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