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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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Don't let anyone tell you what it is.
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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Try to avoid as much plot details about this dark, and compelling documentary as possible. See more (160 total) »


  (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

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
Taylor Stoaks .... assistant 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)
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
Angela Wesselman-Pierce .... with gratitude to (as Angela Wesselman)
Emily Wiedemann .... thanks

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual references
87 min
Sound Mix:
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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Did You Know?

One of Angela's and Megan's "real" friends on Facebook who shared songs and advice turned out to also be a fictional character called Denton Rose who won America's Dream Date as a fictional character in 2006. The character appeared on Fox, and the WSJ and was offered the lead role in a DreamWorks film.See more »
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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29 out of 46 people found the following review useful.
Try to avoid as much plot details about this dark, and compelling documentary as possible., 24 October 2010
Author: Ryan_MYeah

The film centers around photographer Yaniv "Nev" Schulman, recorded by Ariel Schulman, and Henry Joost. This is all I'm going to reveal about the plot, because I strongly believe that you should see this movie knowing virtually nothing about it. If I even gave a synopsis, I'd be giving too much away.

It's a film with a rather dark tone, and smartly edited by Zachary Stuart-Pontier. The documentary does make some strong points, such as "Who is this person?" "Who can I trust?" "What's real, and what's falsehood?" It makes one wonder what length some will go to hide the truth, and wonder what they would do in a situation like Nev's.

The film starts off rather charming, but eventually the film ends up becoming so nervously unsettling, and emotionally devastating that it's painful to watch. I know it made me not want to know what happen, because it just so hard to fathom, but I just decided to grit my teeth, and keep watching. The film is highly thought provoking, question raising, and the tone Joost, and Schulman set helps the film immeasurably.

The film is hardly ever pretty to watch, but am eye opener to be certain.

I give Catfish *** out of ****

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