My Brother is a Mermaid is magical realism about the experiences of a non-binary teenager, as seen through the eyes of their 7 year old brother. Set in a desolate seaside town, the film fuses social realism with fairytale, as it examines how a child’s innocence and unconditional love can be a powerful and disruptive force for good.
A woman in a seaside town. Her boys. And the image of the older in the eyes of his brother. A simple story, great performances, wise balance between realismand fantastic and inspired portrait of family. Short, just beautiful.
Director: Alfie Dale
Writer: Alfie Dale
Stars: Aidan Broderick, Cameron Maydale, Claire Cordier
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Filming locations: Leysdown On Sea, Isle of Sheppey, Kent, England, UK
Format : MPEG-4
Format profile : Base Media / Version 2
Codec ID : mp42 (mp42/mp41/isom/avc1)
File size : 566 MiB
Duration : 19 min 37 s
Overall bit rate mode : Variable
Overall bit rate : 4 028 kb/s