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A wayward selkie (a seal that can turn itself into a human) has followed a school of herring up the Delaware river when her seal skin is captured by a man from the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia. 

A story about the people that wash in and out of lives. 

Starring Katie Stahl, Jordan Mottram, and Gerardo Salazar

Written and Directed by Amy Frear


"SELKIE is a beautifully shot and well-acted narrative metaphor for the soul-crushing effect of being involved in an unhealthy relationship... What also makes this short film remarkable is that it relays the emotional beats of the story without a word of dialogue spoken - except for the fisherman’s opening monologue.

-7th Matrix

Director of Photography Shawna Annable 
Music by Matthew Kay and Patrick Mangan
Edited by Shawna Annable
2nd Camera by Tayarisha Poe
Sound Mixing by Sean Hamilton 
Sound Editing by Matthew Kay