Kent Dalian makes his feature debut as writer, director, and star of the independent crime comedy Fish in a Barrel. In a New York apartment, six eccentric characters fight over stolen goods. Bumbling thieves Eddie (Dalian), Casper (Stephen Ingle), Sammy (Rene Rigal), and Remy (Jeremy Renner) manage to pull off a job stealing a case of diamonds. Homicidal Nina (Arly Jover) and cop Bill O'Connor (David Kelsey) try to get the diamonds for themselves. Fish in a Barrel was shown at the 2001 New York Independent Film & Video Festival.