CATFISH

By Henry JOOST, Ariel SCHULMAN

SIERRA / AFFINITY - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2009

A NYC photographer is contacted by an 8 year old girl wanting to paint his photograph, starting an online relationship that isn't what it seems.

    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 86 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Henry JOOST, Ariel SCHULMAN
    • Producer(s)
    • Henry JOOST, Ariel SCHULMAN, Andrew JARECKI, Marc SMERLING
    • Synopsis
    • Nev, a 24-year-old New York City photographer, is contacted on Facebook by Abby, an eight-year-old girl who asks permission to paint one of his photographs. When she sends him her remarkable painting, Nev begins an online relationship with Abby and her family, eventually falling in love with her older sister, Megan.
      When Nev and his friends uncover some startling revelations about Megan, they set off on a road trip to find out the truth.
      CATFISH centers on a riveting mystery that is completely a product of our times, where social networking, mobile devices, and electronic communication so often replace face-to-face personal contact. Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman’s compassionate documentary is a remarkable and powerful story of grace within a labyrinth of online intrigue.
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