Short Film. 2019. USA. Directed by Josh Brine

The Fish Out of Water (2019) (USA)

Short Narrative. 17min

October 2019



  • Winner of Audience Choice Award at the Manchester International Film Festival (March 2019)

  • Winner of Best Oregon Short Film at the 42nd Portland International Film Festival (March 2019)

  • Official Selection at the Oxford International Film Festival (May 2019)

  • Winner of Best Oregon Film at the Portland Comedy Film Festival (May 2019)

  • Winner of top 10 films by Lift-Off Global Network for representation at Marche du Film, Cannes Film Festival (May 2019)

The Fish Out of Water. Poster. 2 Wins. Final.jpg

"Infuriated by his mindless desk job, Charlie sets out to quit, only to be stopped in his tracks by his personal inability to take a risk. After much prodding from an annoying roommate and a growing fondness towards a co-worker, Charlie must decide if he can muster the strength to actually put himself out there, despite the outcome." - Portland International Film Festival

Directed by Josh Brine

Written by Josh Brine and Jacob Cowdin


Tyler Nordby as “Charlie”

Eric Nordby as “Calvin”

Alison Knox as “Corner Desk”

Director of Photography: Jesse Tobler

Produced by Josh Brine, Tyler Nordby, and Michele Brine

Assistant Camera: Hugh Sherman Donkin

Sound Mixer: Nicholas Kallman

Assistant Directors: Dominic Laing and Kale Chesney

Wardrobe by Alison Knox

Hair and Makeup by Michelle Stoyanoff

Edited by Josh Brine

Sound Design and Final Mix by Graham Barton

Composed by Brian Hall

Music Licensed by Marmoset

Colored by Phil Choe and Nice Shoes

Artwork by Jacob Cowdin

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