Winner of 35 film festival awards, including 10 Best of Fests, Shellfish is a heartfelt dramedy with a stop motion twist.
Brothers Bailey, Keller, and Kane grew up making videos together, idolizing their hero Director Alexander Ronolio. While shooting one of their videos, Kane tragically dies in a freak accident. Instead of dealing with his trauma, Keller focuses on animating, and consequently, emotional beats in the film are shown through animation.
Now, Keller's parents tell him to get a real job or move out. However, when Keller learns about a contest sponsored by Ronolio to make a film in a week, he enlists his longtime crush Harper, a now dumbstruck Bailey, and a cast of dysfunctional characters to make a film without his parents finding out. As their shoot unravels, Keller must face his own selfishness and decide which is more important, his filmmaking or friends and family.