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Fishbowl California is a 2018 comedy-drama film directed by Michael A. MacRae. It stars Steve Olson, Katrina Bowden, Katherine Cortez, Kate Flannery, Quinton Aaron, Tim Bagley, Jenna Willis and Richard Riehle. It premiered on March 24, 2018 at the Columbus International Film & Animation Festival.[1][2] It was released by Gravitas Ventures on May 1, 2018.[3]

Fishbowl California
Film poster for "Fishbowl California".jpg
Film poster
Directed byMichael A. MacRae
Produced by
  • Michael A. MacRae
  • Scott Schneider
  • Anthony Adornetto
  • Santiago Calogero
  • Joe Stearns
  • Pritesh Shah
Written by
Starring
CinematographyChris Faulisi
Edited by
  • Mike Hermosa
  • Matt Kendrick
Distributed byGravitas Ventures
Release date
May 1, 2018
Running time
83 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

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PlotEdit

Rodney (Steve Olson), about to turn 30, has no job or ambition. This changes when he meets June (Katherine Cortez), a reclusive widow.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

Filming took place in Los Angeles, primarily North Hollywood, West Hollywood and Burbank, between March and April of 2017.[4][5]

ReleaseEdit

The film premiered in March 2018 at the Columbus International Film & Animation Festival and was released by Gravitas Ventures on May 1, 2018.[6]

ReceptionEdit

Aaron Peterson of The Hollywood Outsider praised Cortez's acting and wrote that the film is "emphatically worth the visit".[7]

Matthew Parkinson of Cinemarter.com gave it a middling review: "Fishbowl California is a harmless but unambitious indie comedy".[8]

Jeff York of the Chicago Independent Film Critic's Circle noted, "There's a quiet nobility to these has-been's and never-was' on display in Fishbowl California. This little indie that could will put a lump in your throat, in between laughs. The movie is quite the Valentine to the town and its lovable eccentrics."[9]

John Arkelian of Artsforum Magazine gave it a "B-/B", saying the story has "a quirky sensibility, with nice dryly comedic bits with assorted supporting players."[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ O'Connor, Clint (2 May 2018). "Actor Steve Olson on his new comedy-drama 'Fishbowl California'". Akron Beacon Journal. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Fishbowl California with Musicians and Magicians". columbusfilmfestival.eventgrid.com/. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  3. ^ Occhi. "'Fishbowl California' is Absolutely Hilarious and a Much Needed Series". occhimagazine.com/. Occhi Magazie. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  4. ^ Sotonoff, Jamie (29 August 2017). "Glenbard North grad wanted 'big risk,' so he made a movie". Daily Herald. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  5. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (2017-03-22). "Denise Richards, Mischa Barton Star In 'The Toybox'; Katrina Bowden & Kate Flannery Join 'Fishbowl California'". Deadline.com. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Fishbowl California". gravitasventures.com. May 2018. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  7. ^ Peterson, Aaron (2018-05-11). "Fishbowl California | Film Review". Thehollywoodoutsider.com. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  8. ^ Parkinson, Matthew (2018-05-13). "Fishbowl California (2018)". cinemarter.com. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  9. ^ York, Jeff (May 2018). ""FISHBOWL CALIFORNIA" PAINTS AN ECCENTRIC PORTRAIT OF LOS ANGELES AND ITS CITIZENS". chicagoindiecritics.org. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  10. ^ Arkelian, John. "On DVD 4.0". artsforum.ca. Retrieved 24 January 2019.

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