A short film screenplay about letting go.
In Night Fishing we meet Markie, an adult daughter who is about to attempt to row a boat alone across the Atlantic Ocean – from Maine to Ireland – and she's in the process of saying goodbye to her mother who has come to see her off in the wee hours of a foggy coastal morning.
We're not informed of the scope of the voyage until the very end, in keeping with the not uncommon “punch line” ending of short films.
The moment is not unlike the first day of school where her mom has no choice but to let her daughter go. Of course, this isn't that. In fact, it's more of a coin toss whether Markie will survive the journey.
The film's story progresses with the clear need to break loose being in a constant battle with the desire to stay connected.