Check out the trailer for this black mermaid short film, 'The Water Phoenix'

June 28th 2017

What if Ariel was black? It's a question that's often posed, but we no need to worry about it any further if this promising short film has anything to say about it.

Bola Ogun has unveiled the official trailer for her short film, The Water Phoenix. It stars Ogun, Joseph Dixon and Garrett Sato.

The Water Phoenix The Water Phoenix

Ogun says she created this film because she knows that black people do not get to see ourselves represented as beautiful mythical creatures.

The film's description reads "Mermaid Anya held captive in an aquarium falls out of love with her caretaker, Jack, when he fails to follow through with his promise to break her free. Broken-hearted and alone, she must find a way to escape before they move her further away from home."

The short film is in post-production. Be on the lookout for a premiere coming from the film in the future. We're sure it'll be a must-see.

Check out the trailer below:

by Shadow and Act on June 28th 2017

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