Scales: Mermaids Are Real

Synopsis: Siren Phillips has lived her life thinking she's an ordinary girl, in an ordinary town. On the eve of her twelfth birthday, however, she learns that she is far from ordinary. Destined to turn into a Mermaid at the age of twelve, Siren must struggle with her new reality, saying good bye to her mother and friends, while she transitions into the water. To make matters worse, a group of Hunters are after her, trying to catch her. She soon becomes friends with Adam Wilts, a new boy at school, who she turns to for help. He agrees to help her, but finds himself caught in the middle, when it's his own father who is after Siren. When Siren's mother is taken, the town must rally behind her, and help her make a peaceful transition into the water, before the hunters can find out where she is.
Genre: Fantasy
Director(s): Kevan Peterson
Production: Vertical Entertainment
  1 win.
92 min


I sit alone

out on the seashore

Only I can hear the Siren

Phantom voices

calling me home

Like day dawning

in my heart

My whole life,

I've dreamt of water.

Not just being in it,

or swimming in it...

but living in it.

Breathing it, tasting it,

loving it.

And yet, in life, I stay pretty

far away from it.

Siren Siren

Like a warning

Day is dawning in my heart

In my heart

And that desert

from a seashore

Feeling somehow

I've been here before

And though the light

is growing darker

Somehow there's sunlight

on the way

Get off the road!


Mom, next time can you

drop me off on the other side?

Sorry, honey.

Oh... hey!

So what you're saying is,

if I punch you...

your bones will break like


Come on.

Yes, that's what I'm saying.

How about we give it a try?

Hey! Leave him alone!

This isn't your fight, Siren.

Get out of here.

You know I can scream

loud enough.

I'll get Principal Strauss

out here in a heart beat.


Last I heard, you're one scream

away from being expelled.

Whatever, we were just playing

around, right, brittle boy?



What was all that about?


That didn't look like nothing.

She found out about this.

It's a form of Osteogenesis


It just means my

bones are very fragile.

Like all the time?

Every day for the rest

of my life.

Thanks for stepping in, though.

Gross! Stop.

All right, everyone,

settle down.

First things first, we do have a

new student joining our school.

Please give a warm welcome to

Adam Wiltz. Adam, please stand.


The floor is yours,

introduce yourself.

I'm Adam.

What's wrong with you?

A better way of asking that

question would be...

what's different about you?

Okay, then what's

different about you?

I have what's called

brittle bone disease.

Oh, that sucks.


No, she's right, it does suck.


We talked about throwing paper!

What's something else

you threw last time?

Was it your sandwich?

Are you all done, Adam?

Uh, yeah.

All right, well now that you've

been properly introduced...

let's get back to studying!

Okay, don't make friends

with the new kid.

It's social suicide.

I don't know, I kind

of like him.


A biological process in which

an animal...

goes through an abrupt change...

due to something called


Now can anyone tell me

another animal...

that goes through metamorphosis?





Mermaids aren't real, Crystal.

What don't you try

something else...

like a different type

of fish or a caterpillar?

Did you know that

metamorphosis is a Greek word?

Meta is a prefix that means


What is it, Siren?

I have to go to the bathroom!

All right, everyone, settle

down. Eyes back up front.

You can't control nature.

Where do you think you're going,

young lady?

Siren, you get back here!

Oh, hey there, Siren,

everything okay?


What are you doing home?

Nothing, Mom!

School is canceled!

What do you mean, it's canceled?

Siren, are you okay?

Fine, Mom, just let me be

for a minute.

I said I needed a minute, Mom!

I'm not your mom.

Okay, what's going on?

I've never seen you break

a single rule before.

Now you're ditching school?

You ran out of class after me?

No, I went to the bathroom.


Cute, you can go home.

Please, your face has psycho

written all over it.

So what happened?

Did you get your period?

What? No!

Okay, so is it a boy?


Is it that new kid?


A girl?

Okay, well, I didn't come all

this way to play guessing games.

Spill it.

Okay, sit down.

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