Her mother used to tell her she had the most beautiful eyes. Royal blue with an amber halo. They were what made Maria unique. One-of-a-kind. Special.
So why shouldn’t her genetically-engineered pet fish to have the same thing? Royal blue eyes with an amber halo, spliced from her DNA. Unique, one-of-a-kind, special. Like her.
But the technology that created this carefully handcrafted version of her doesn’t exist for her alone. A lot of people want blue-eyed pet fish too.
In an age of consumerism and commodification, identity doesn’t have the luxury of being unique. Maria is in for an eye-opening experience.
‘Blue-Eyed Me’ was an official selection at the Berlin International Short Film Festival, Imagine Science Film Festival, Sapporo Shortfest, Sci-Fi London Film Festival, and many more.