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Film about a man who turns into a puffer fish seeks sponsor

A short film about a man who turns into a puffer fish is looking for a sponsor with a view to the film becoming a series.

Directed by Ben West, who comes from a visual effects background, the film follows the fortunes of a Japanese salaryman who turns into a puffer fish after eating a live one in a restaurant.

West’s production company @Radicalmedia, is shopping around for a distributor and considering looking for a sponsorship tie-up.

West told Mumbrella: “It’s a film with edge, and is probably not for mainstream audiences. But there’s potential for the film to become a branded entertainment series if we get a sponsor.”

West used to work at post house Animal Logic on visual effects before moving into directing. Commercials he has directed include work for 5 Seeds and Australian Directors’ Guild.

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