Logline: Betta fish examines toxic masculinity through the lens of 3 archetypes: The Alpha Male, the Beta Fish, and the Lone Wolf. A semantic mixup sparks a conversation with a new roommate about why a so-called 'Fighting Fish' would be considered submissive to an Alpha.
As excited as I was that Beta Fish was selected as a finalist in the 2018 spring short screenplay competition, I was even more surprised by the excitement and support it spurred for my work. Having earned a top spot in a respected competition created a fresh interest in both Beta Fish and it's sister project: my novel Alias Assumed. After a few important conversations this week, I have a renewed faith in both their social relevance and, pragmatically, in the path to their release. I appreciate the opportunity and the clarity it brought to the next few steps of this process."