2017 - 76 MINUTES - HD - Colour - Canada - In English
A FILM BY BY ALI WEINSTEIN
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER RON MANN
PRODUCER CAITLIN DURLAK

A feature documentary about the powerful allure of a universal myth. MERMAIDS immerses audiences in a world where fantasies come to life. Following the stories of five extraordinary tail-donning women who are part of a growing "mermaiding" subculture. Audiences voyage between mermaid theme parks, conventions, tail-making studios, and deep into the ocean where escaping reality and transforming into the empowered icon of the mermaid is possible. 

 

 

"Mermaids Exist, and They're Happier Than You" - Interview with director Ali Weinstein
- Vice

"Mermaids takes a deep dive into a little-known subculture"
- Globe and Mail

"Documentary takes a deep dives into mermaid subculture" - Interview with Director Ali Weinstein
- Metro News

NNN! "beautiful"
- NOW

3.5 out of 4! "an intriguing and positive snapshot of a subculture"
- Richard Crouse

"magical, and a bizarre cinematic experience worth a look"
- High Def Digest

"Mermaids finds poignancy in the tales of the tails"
- Our Windsor

An interview with director Ali Weinstein
- Toronto Film Scene

"a touching homage to the women who embody the mythical aquatic creatures"
- The Xtra Mile

Why some women choose to live as Mermaids. Video interview with director Ali Weinstein
- Global News