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Catfish -- A New York City photographer travels to rural Michigan to meet the woman of his dreams, once he's only known through the Internet.
Catfish -- Clip: Nev Composites A Picture Of Himself And Megan Together
Catfish -- Featurette: Filmmakers
Catfish -- Interview: "Henry Joost, Yaniv Schulman & Ariel Schulman On The Genesis Of The Project"
Catfish -- Clip: Rel Asks Nev About How His Relationship With Megan Is Progressing

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Release Date:
2 December 2010 (Netherlands) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Don't let anyone tell you what it is.
Plot:
Young filmmakers document their colleague's budding online friendship with a young woman and her family which leads to an unexpected series of discoveries. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Interesting, Different, lovely..... :) See more (158 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Yaniv Schulman ... Himself (as Yaniv 'Nev' Schulman)

Ariel Schulman ... Himself (as Ariel 'Rel' Schulman)

Henry Joost ... Himself
Angela Wesselman-Pierce ... Herself (as Angela Wesselman)
Melody C. Roscher ... Herself
Wendy Whelan ... Dancer: Morphoses
Craig Hall ... Dancer: Morphoses
Tiler Peck ... Dancer: Morphoses
Drew Jacoby ... Dancer: Morphoses
Rubi Pronk ... Dancer: Morphoses
Adrian Danchig-Waring ... Dancer: Morphoses
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Directed by
Henry Joost 
Ariel Schulman 
 
Produced by
Andrew Jarecki .... producer
Henry Joost .... producer
Ryan Kavanaugh .... executive producer
Brett Ratner .... executive producer
Ariel Schulman .... producer
Marc Smerling .... producer
Zachary Stuart-Pontier .... co-producer
Tucker Tooley .... executive producer
Colin Wilhm .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Mark Mothersbaugh 
 
Cinematography by
Henry Joost 
Ariel Schulman 
Yaniv Schulman 
 
Film Editing by
Zachary Stuart-Pontier 
 
Production Management
Perri B. Frank .... post-production supervisor
Ken Halsband .... executive in charge of production: Relativity Media (as Kenneth Halsband)
 
Art Department
Angela Wesselman-Pierce .... artist: paintings (as Angela Wesselman)
 
Sound Department
Coll Anderson .... sound re-recording mixer
Coll Anderson .... supervising sound editor
Paul Capuano .... dolby sound consultant
John Chiarolanzio .... assistant sound editor
Matt Snedecor .... sound effects editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joe Anderson .... additional cinematographer
Nick Bentgen .... additional cinematographer
 
Animation Department
Andrew Zuchero .... animator
 
Editorial Department
Sam Daley .... digital intermediate colorist
Christopher Kulikowski .... post-production consultant
Jordan Lindblad .... assistant editor
Patrick McGuinn .... digital intermediate producer
Richie Roefaro .... digital content technician
Daniel Silverman .... conform editor
Michael P. Whipple .... digital intermediate engineer
Victoria Anderson .... editorial assistant (uncredited)
Danny Elhaj .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Susan Jacobs .... music supervisor
Chris Kennedy .... additional music programming: Mutato Muzika
Jackie Mulhearn .... assistant music supervisor
Ilyse Wolfe Tretter .... music clearance coordinator
 
Other crew
Jason Barhydt .... senior vice president of production: Relativity Media
Linda Benjamin .... executive vice president business and legal affairs: Relativity Media
Robbie Brenner .... executive vice president of production: Relativity Media
Paul Davidge .... finance executive: Relativity Media
Nate Greenwald .... business and legal affairs: Relativity Media
Clark Henderson .... client relations
Adam Houghland .... choreographer: Morphoses
Steve Hutensky .... senior vice president business affairs: Relativity Media
Barbara Jean Kearney .... account executive
Victor Kovner .... legal services: Ritholz Levy Sanders Chidekel & Fields
Ashley Kravitz .... clearance coordinator
Pontus Lidberg .... choreographer: Morphoses
Thomas Loftus .... senior vice president business and legal affairs: Relativity Media
Leisha Mack .... business and legal affairs: Relativity Media
Greg Maxwell .... security and integrity consultant (as Gregory Maxwell)
Alice Neuhauser .... senior vice president of operations: Relativity Media
Brian Nurre .... business and legal affairs: Relativity Mdia
Eva Quiroz .... vice president of operations: Relativity Media
Raella Rothman .... production associate
Tara Sad .... transcriptionist
Jeff Sanders .... legal services: Ritholz Levy Sanders Chidekel & Fields
Rachel Schwartz .... coordinator physical production: Relativity Media
Davis Wright .... legal services: Ritholz Levy Sanders Chidekel & Fields (as Davis Wright Tremaine)
Daniel Herther .... executive assistant: Mr. Kavanaugh (uncredited)
Kasia Nabialczyk .... assistant: Brett Ratner (uncredited)
 
Thanks
J.J. Abrams .... special thanks
Dan Beirne .... special thanks
André Des Rochers .... special thanks
Carlton DeWoody .... special thanks
Tony Gilroy .... special thanks
Aimee Gonzales .... special thanks
Emily Wiedemann .... thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some sexual references
Runtime:
87 min
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Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba) | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Ireland:12A | Netherlands:9 | New Zealand:M | UK:12A | USA:PG-13 (certificate #46237)
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Trivia:
As of August 2011, the film has been hit with two lawsuits and, according to Catfish distributor Relativity Media, the film has an unrecouped balance of more than $8.5 million and will not likely ever become profitable. Both of these lawsuits have to do with songs used within the movie not being attributed to their creators.See more »
Quotes:
Yaniv Schulman:[First lines] If this is your documentary, you're doing a bad job.
Ariel Schulman:Why?
Yaniv Schulman:Because you're catching me when I don't want to talk about things.
Ariel Schulman:How should we do it?
Yaniv Schulman:Set it up, organise a time with me, put together some materials, emails, we'll get the Facebook conversations printed out and we'll really talk about it.
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Movie Connections:
References Big Fish (2003)See more »
Soundtrack:
Nev AwakeSee more »

FAQ

Does this have anything to do with Catfish?
Is this film really a documentary?
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25 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
Interesting, Different, lovely..... :), 18 October 2010
Author: khan2705 from Pakistan

loved this documentary, it was awesome. The tagline on Catfish's deceptively dark poster read "Don't let anyone tell you what it is." The studio is totally correct in saying this, but make sure everyone tells you how good it is. Catfish is a wild pastiche of genres crammed into a brilliant criticism of the Youtube Generation's presumption that the internet is a safe place. Unlike many other TV shows and newspaper articles that have tackled a similar topic, Catfish takes this criticism to a whole new level by documenting the entire process of catching a "catfish," a person who is not quite what he seems to be. Although the movie should be questioned in terms of its veritableness, it is thrilling, sad, and often funny account of a Facebook romance with a person who does not match their profile.

*Catfish is a hard film to describe without giving too much away. In short, the film's advertising inaccurately portrays the film. It is the supposedly true story of Nev Schulman and his Facebook friend Megan Faccio. Nev, a photographer that lives in New York, met Megan through her half-sister Abby, an eight year-old who sent Nev a painting of one of his photographs that was published in the New York Times. Nev begins to become romantically intertwined with Megan. But the more he finds out about her, the less he realizes he actually knows about Megan. Catfish had this vibe the entire film like it was leading towards something dark near its conclusion. As Nev makes his way to Michigan, you get more and more anxious as he nears his destination. Even the music gets really unsettling. Is Megan's family going to be a bunch of chainsaw wielding cannibals or have Angela and Vince been keeping a kidnapped girl named Megan chained in their basement for weeks to lead young, single guys out there for them to torture as some sort of twisted way to get off? No, it's nothing like that. Catfish never really became thrilling or even came near diving into dark territory. What Catfish winds up being is an interesting character study presented as a documentary. The film's heart resides in who Megan really is and how the entire experience affects Nev. Once the pieces of the puzzle are put together and everything falls into place, Catfish turns out to be a very raw, emotional, and heartfelt film. What's intriguing is the film revolves around Facebook and with The Social Network hitting theaters in about two weeks, it seems like a bit of a bold move. Catfish demands to be seen, if only for the excellent arguments you'll have about it on the drive home.

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