GB Hajim is man behind the 2D animated, sci-fi lesbian, musical Strange Frame (2013), which features an all-star cast from Claudia Black to Cree Summer, Tim Curry to George Takei, Academy Award winner Gary Rizzo for sound, and Roger Waters of Pink Floyd for music. It is among the top 250 sci-fi films ever made as ranked on IMDb.
His latest film tells the story of two women who find strength in each other despite their personal struggles, MERMAIDS’ LAMENT follows two women: Oee (Dayva Summer Escobar) a traumatized woman who has lost her voice and may or may not be a mermaid. Her therapist, Dr. Nell Jamison (Justina Mattos) battles with anxiety herself, attempts to help Oee overcome her delusions and connect with reality. As they bond over their experiences, they learn to be resilient like the ocean and embrace the power of imagination to navigate the chaos of the world.
Media Mikes had a chance to chat with GB about MERMAIDS’ LAMENT, which premieres at the Dances with Films festival at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, CA on June 25th! You can buy tickets here and be sure to check out our review as well, here.