Director: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman
Nev, a 24-year-old New Yorkâ€“based photographer, has no idea what heâ€™s in for when Abby, an eight-year-old girl from rural Michigan, contacts him on MySpace, seeking permission to paint one of his photographs. When he receives her remarkable painting, Nev begins a friendship and correspondence with Abbyâ€™s family. But things really get interesting when he develops a cyber-romance with Abbyâ€™s attractive older sister, Megan, a musician and model. Prompted by some startling revelations about Megan, Nev and his buddies embark on a road trip in search of 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 Schulmanâ€™s grounded documentary is a remarkable and powerful story of grace within a labyrinth of online intrigue.
- Documentary Feature
- 2010, Sundance Film Festival
- U.S.A., 94 min.