Neon Tilapia

Tony Koros, Writer/Director 

Elizabeth Charles, Producer 

Sloan Grant(s) Received: 2020, TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund, Tribeca Film Institute 

Project Type: Feature 

Genre: Dramedy 

Length: 96 pages 

Field of Science: Biology 

Stage: Development 


When a dangerous water-weed threatens to take over his lake and livelihood, a fisherman in rural Kenya forms an unexpected alliance with his estranged granddaughter to fight back using glowing, genetically modified fish. As strange lights appear in the lake, chaos erupts in the village, and the two are challenged to reach a new understanding of each other.