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SCARING THE FISH is the 1st FREE download-to-own feature narrative film!  

When only 3 people show up to a company fishing trip, suspicions and accusations uncover a deadly conspiracy.
A trifecta on the subject of love.
Set on the bank of a secluded mountain lake, the story begins when two office workers from the city are the first to arrive on a company fishing trip.  But when only one other person shows up, suspicions and accusations lead to confrontation and turmoil. 
Filmed in six days and adapted from a stage play by the same title, this suspenseful drama reveals the opportunities lost and taken in the lives of three young men. 

SCARING THE FISH is a fast-paced, tension-filled story that looks at three very different angles of love; captivating viewers from its gripping characters to its thought-provoking conclusion.
Scaring the Fish -- A trifecta on the subject of love.

Starring Anthony Rapp, Max Casella, Chance Pinnell, Chrishell Stause, Mia Riverton

Directed by Todd Miller
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Starring Anthony Rapp, Max Casella, Chance Pinnell, Chrishell Stause, Mia Riverton

Directed by Todd Miller


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5 March 2008 (USA) See more »
A Trifecta on the Subject of Love
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Great indie film - it has DIALOG! See more (1 total) »


  (in credits order)

Max Casella ... Dennis

Anthony Rapp ... Gene

Chance Pinnell ... Chris

Mia Riverton ... Carol

Chrishell Stause ... Robin

Directed by
Todd Douglas Miller  (as Todd Miller)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ben Bettenbender  writer

Produced by
Max Casella .... co-producer
Todd Douglas Miller .... producer (as Todd Miller)
Chance Pinnell .... producer
Original Music by
Matt Morton 
Cinematography by
Matt Molitor 
Film Editing by
Mike Abrams 
Todd Douglas Miller  (as Todd Miller)
Casting by
Stephanie Klapper 
Makeup Department
Anthony Pepe .... special makeup effects artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Scott Duffy .... first assistant director
Art Department
Pamela Preston .... additional art department assistance
Sound Department
Luke Allen .... re-recording mixer
Cory Choy .... supervising sound editor
Brian Miklas .... sound mixer
Rob Phillips .... boom operator
Red Reynolds .... additional sound
Robin Shore .... sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Brad Baker .... camera operator: "b" camera
Brent Carter .... assistant camera
Location Management
Ted O'Malley .... location support
Other crew
Jared McQuown .... production coordinator
Christopher Riley .... production assistant
Randy Sullivan .... production assistant

Production Companies

Additional Details

68 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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Two cameras were used the entire time during principal photography.See more »


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25 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Great indie film - it has DIALOG!, 21 March 2006
Author: mmimac from United States

Most films have so little dialog, you forget what it really means until you see a good film that uses it well.

Max Casella is very solid and believable with his running commentary and Anthony Rapp lives up to his Broadway resume. The surprise is Chance Pinnell who saves his best for last.

My preview of this film indicates this could be a gem. But it's a problem for groups like Headball Films to get the dollars they need to get their art released.

Here's hoping they land a major distribution deal so the rest of world can share the joy of a good indie film.

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