In January 2016, two filmmakers followed a fish from ocean to plate.

The journey was far crazier than expected.

Yellowfin spines and scraps in Banda Aceh, Indonesia

Yellowfin spines and scraps in Banda Aceh, Indonesia

Every day, hundreds of tuna are caught off the northern coasts of Sumatra. Within just 72 hours, they are chilled, packaged, shipped, processed, auctioned, prepared, and served 3,500 miles away— in Japan. In January 2016, we plunged cameras into the Indian Ocean, sailed through the coastal waters of Banda Aceh, caught a flight with a fish across the Pacific ocean, recorded a fast-paced seafood auction in Osaka, and followed our subject to a well-lit Tokyo restaurant. Through film, composition, sound design, and computer programming, FIN is an interactive multimedia piece that chronicles the thousands of people interconnected by a single commodity.

FIN chronicles the lives of the thousands of people interconnected by a single fish.

FIN chronicles the lives of the thousands of people interconnected by a single fish.

Much like the globalized process itself, FIN is not linear. FIN literally lets you interact with every step of the supply chain, putting you in the position of storyteller. From Sumatran sea to Japanese metropolis, the direction of the narrative is in the hands of the audience. Perhaps you will choose to follow the fish to the neon glow of Kyoto, or into the depths of the ocean.

An example exquisite corpse that lets the viewers travel to either a sushi restaurant or a processing plant.

An example exquisite corpse that lets the viewers travel to either a sushi restaurant or a processing plant.

Our goal is to highlight the seldom-considered rivers of connectivity that bridge across our planet. In offering the choice to dissect individual narratives, we ask viewers to consider the profound story behind every piece of food we consume. By using innovative narrative technologies, FIN seeks to charm you into considering the utterly amazing networks that sustain our everyday lives.

FIN premiered in Oberlin, Ohio on April 22nd, 2016. Following a tour of screenings, it will be released online.