Let us reflect on the brief existence of Pickle the fish. Born without the ability to swim, he was lovingly cared for by Tom and Debbie Nicholson (the filmmaker’s parents) who kept him propped up in a sponge to keep him from sinking to the bottom of the aquarium. This whimsical celebration of man’s eternal capacity to care for all creatures—an obese chicken, a cat with a heart condition, and a paraplegic possum among them—celebrates the all-too-brief lives of this offbeat menagerie. They will be dearly missed.
Director’s Statement: Amy Nicholson
I try to find a funny side to everything and tragedy is no exception. Pickle’s unrelenting march of death is intended to entertain, but hopefully between morbid curiosity and chuckling at the sheer volume of casualties, the audience will find a bit of themselves in this film.
Short Docs sponsored by Ashland Home Net/Project A (Jim Teece & Dena Matthews)