The Walking Fish

Thessa Meijer

Thessa Meijer is a Dutch writer and director based in Amsterdam, her work is characterised by dreamy magical realism with a dry and humorous undertone. She graduated in 2015 from the HKU University of Arts and was awarded the Netherlands Film Festival’s Dioraphte Award and a Wildcard from the Netherlands Film Fund. What followed was a mid-length television lm, The Day My House Fell, which screened at several international festivals and got selected for the Debut competition at the forthcoming Netherlands Film Festival. Her music video Mind Dear premiered on Nowness, was shown at SXSW Film Festival and got nominated for a 3FM Award Best Video. Her new short film ‘The Walking Fish’ with HALAL was made during an Artist in Residence project in Saga, Japan. The work earned her the 2019 Young Director Award (YDA)’s Special Jury Price and a Gold.


The Walking Fish

The Walking Fish

Winner of the YDA 2019 Special Jury Price. The Walking Fish is a tragicomic short film about ambition, perfection and self-acceptance