The Ningyo: Playing at the Hollyshorts film festival in LA!

Where are my LA peeps? If you don’t already know, the HollyShorts film festival is happening right now and we have one of our locals short film screening Aug 13! Tickets are this way ->

The Ningyo is directed by Miguel Ortega and written by Miguel Ortega and Tran Ma. I went to school with Miguel and it is wonderful to see our local talent move up and up especially when they are following their passions. Below you will find the trailer and synopsis and from the looks of it we will see more of their work before you know it. Keep on out in your city to see if this short film is added to any of your local film festivals. From the trailer alone the attention to detail is magnificent and I cannot wait to see it for my self.

“A 1911 period film pilot about “cryptozoology”. The search for mythological or unproven creatures. A Faustian tale about losing oneself in the process of achieving our goals.
Professor Marlowe finds a piece of a map pointing to the place where the Ningyo, a mythical Japanese creature, could be found. The legend claims whomever consumes its flesh will attain remarkable longevity. He presents the project to his peers, who mock and dismiss him as a fraud. He decides to risk everything and go after the Ningyo on his own in hopes to bring to light what could be one of the greatest contributions to science. What he could not anticipate is that, in his search, he is confronted with a choice that puts the very foundations of his morality to the test.”


Rodrigo Lopresti, Tamlyn Tomita,Jerry Lacy, Louis Changchien, Mali Matsuda, Gabe Fazio,

Directed By

Miguel Ortega
Written By
Miguel Ortega and Tran Ma
Screenplay By
Gregory Collins,Miguel Ortega,Tran Ma
Produced By

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