Fishes & Phages

Jonathan Sethna, Writer 

Sloan Grant(s) Received: 2021, Sloan Stories of Science Development Fund Grant, SFFILM 

Project Type: Feature 

Genre: Drama 

Length: 122 pages 

Field of Science: Virology, Ecology, Theology 

Stage: Screenplay 


When an antibiotic resistant Vibrio Bacteria outbreak threatens to wipe out local fish and oyster farms, the conservative fisherfolk of Greenport are forced to call in Dr. Manning Cesario, a flamboyant bacteriophage expert from the Philippines, for help. Culture clashes and science skepticism are tackled head on as Manning and his local liaison Jaxi, the town pariah, deal with more than just the marine contagion.