"Mermaiding" - what is it? Director Persia Beheshti takes us on a little tour round New York City's Coney Island Mermaid Parade. Professional Mermaids culminate for their annual parade and demonstrate their devotion to the fantastical mythology. Beheshti wanted to delve deeper into the mermaids thoughts, treating them as real as they want to be, "I am captivated by performance arts and self expression through performance. I wanted to blur the lines of fantasy and reality by capturing the philosophy behind mermaiding."