Must Watch: Official Trailer for Sundance Sensation 'Catfish'

July 30, 2010
Source: Apple

Catfish Trailer

Don't let anyone tell you what it is… That's the new tagline and it's appropriate because if anyone ruins this indie flick for you, it just won't be the same (and that's an important part of the experience). Rogue Pictures has debuted the first official trailer for Catfish, a Sundance documentary that became a huge sensation for its riveting storytelling and controversial nature. I saw it at Sundance and loved it, but have been curious to see how they would market it, since it's a tough film to put out there and they can't reveal too much without ruining it. I think they did a good job, I just hope this actually gets a few of you interested in it. Thoughts?

Watch the first official trailer for Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman's Catfish:

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You can also watch the official Catfish trailer in High Definition on Apple

A reality thriller that's a shocking product of our times, Catfish is a riveting story of love, deception and grace within a labyrinth of online intrigue. Brandon gave this must-see film a 9.5 out of 10 at Sundance.

Catfish is directed by young up-and-coming filmmakers Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman (also seen in the doc), who are making their feature debut with this after working as dance filmographers in New York City for years. This premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was eventually picked up by Relativity Media and Rogue Pictures. Catfish arrives in limited theaters starting on September 17th this fall. Interested?

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  • LW
    What's the term I'm thinking of, umm.... "stalkerific"?
  • Very interested, can't wait.
  • fhulu
    is Megan gonna end up to be some serial killer? .... what did he see in the garage i heard police sirens
  • ^ That's the whole point of the movie... You gotta watch it and find out!! :)
  • Eli
    I was seconds away from clicking out of this then it grabbed me. It seemed a little corny still.
  • Eric
    AHH! I have to see this movie now, I wanted to spoil it for myself knowing how long it might be (and if I forget about it) before I see this film! There seems to very little info about this movie except reviews! Where are the limited theaters it's playing in?
  • PJH
    My brian is full of fuck....
  • tommyturner
    There is a catfish in the garage.
  • tommyturner
    Make that a KILLER catfish.
  • tommyturner
    They were originally going to call this the Blair Catfish Project, but didn't for obvious reasons.
  • Jaf
    I hope they play this in my city, it looks really interesting
  • Peter
    I did some online dating. I'm interested to see what they make of it.
  • trey m
    I was very intrigued by that trailer
  • Richard
    Shes dead and been dead this whole time? Or... who cares looked boring.
  • Alex
    Okay. Now this has been added to my "Most Anticipated of 2010" list. This looks really interesting and unusual. On a side note, it's a kind of surprising how docu-thriller is quickly becoming the hot genre.
  • euphemist
    Yep, definitely going to see this film. It's been highly endorsed by some of my trusted film aficionados.
  • sleepykid
    Gee... I wonder who its target audience is?
  • james
    the target audience is megan faccio
  • Angry Chief
    I am not interested in this at all. It's a crappy slasher played up to be a ground-breaking mocmentary. I'll still see it, but I'm not holding my breath.
  • Gary M
    wait is this an ACTUAL documentary? it appears as if its a mockumentary, but your saying its a doc...
  • josh
    i don't think its a slasher flick. got a feeling hes going to meet an 80 year old women or a really young girl. not the girl he thinks hes going to meet.
  • Sean
    Have to see this now!
  • David Banner
    On the subject of mocumentaries, I remember seeing really good one in filmschool a long time ago. Cant remember the name or origin, maybe dutch. Its 2 twin brother who live on a secluded farm with their strange witch-like mother who has a dark secret that is revealed later. Something in a jar, if you've seen it :) Anyone know what mocumentary I am thinking of? It could be 20 years old
  • Kevin
    I think Catfish Hunter's zombie corpse is in the garage and his mustache is out to kill!!
  • Jordan
    lmao. XD !!! First time I have heard of this. ­čśí Not bad
  • Brett
    Hmmmm,interesting.At least it's something different.Probably a guy though.Or a bunch of fatso's that kill people or some shit.But cool looking none the less.
  • WTF?
    **CONTAINS SPOILERS** Its just a daughter and her bored housewife mum lying to this guy about everything. The mum and daughter are very plain, simple people. They are also pretending to be this 'megan' girl even though she doesnt exist. How can you call this a documentary? This is simply a made up story pretending to be a documentary so it gets more credibility. The whole thing is rehearsed, acted out and ultimately PREDICTABLE. SUNDANCE SENSATION?!?!?.....NO, JUST NO.
  • I am…
    I like the vibe and must be some catfish :) lolll! No seriously the trailer is cool and seems original...of course you could see that the pics on facebook are photoshopped...a fake from the start. What lame guy will waste time travelling miles to meet sb he doesn't even know just because they have camera?? Hopefully the movie will work and they will get their money.
  • I am…
    Yeah #27, I love you!
  • beavis
    i'll be blunt - this doesn't look that good............i may see this off of netflix, but there is NO way i'd pay theatre prices to see it.
  • King Aweasome
    She's probaly a dude in decise
  • tommyturner
    You must be called King Awesome because of your superior spelling ability.
  • twispious
    i spent sometime trying to find spoilers for this movie,because this site has been responsible for some of the overhyping of some seriously underwhelming,lame and complete waste-of-time movies.Movies that run on one gimmick or another,and rely on some big reveal at the end that's meant to justify how boring and uncreative the first hour or so is. FS got me riled up for Cloverfield & American Teen,both were insanely stupid duds. So,thank you #27,I'm going to see this movie eventually,but I don't want to walk in expecting some incredible "Sundance Sensation"
  • It turns out to be 2 farmers with big beards who take them to the barn and Facebook the crap out of them.
  • JonBoi
    #8 #9 #10 #32 tommyturner You are an idiot. Your comments arnt funny and they make you seem like an absolute moron. Plz crawl back into your hole or wherever you came from. Movie does not look intereresting and is not a documentary.
  • Anwar
    Pfffttt sundance sensation....what a crock of shit. Im sorry it just doesnt look real. Apparently the filmakers are rude fkwits as well. At the premiere there was a Q and A time and a man from the crowd didnt agree with this being a documentary so he told the filmmakers his opinion. They then responded by being very defensive and arrogant to this man that had the balls to speak up and explain his very valid opinion. If this is truly a 'sundance sensation' then the standard of quality for films/documentaries...whatever the hell this is, has hit an all time low. But then again this is just my OPINION.
  • tommyturner
    #35 JonBoi - Sorry, I didn't realize I was dealing with a comedy expert. From now on I will make sure that everything I say is first refracted through your comedy prism so as to determine its level of funny. Please clarify, am I an idiot or an absolute moron? And be a little bit more decisive. First you say I AM an idiot, then you say, I SEEM like a moron. Well, which is it? Oh, and by the way, I live in a ditch, not a hole - get it straight!
  • jim
    well, clearly only attractive for people who are not accustomed to the internet or who did not grow up with it. Stories like these might be shooking or at least fascinating for these so called ,,noobs'' (xD sry)/ older generation. Everyone who grew up with the internet is familiar with its multiple possibilities and risks and experienced stories like this several times...
  • tripleb2477
    Really excited for this one. Just hope the climax is as good as the set up.
  • Mula
    trailer looks very interesting. lets hope its not a let down.
  • Ells
    Now this is what I'm talking about... Excellent trailer A+
  • Spike Murdock, Poet-at-Large
    Cloverfield, then Airbender, now this? ReallY!? From youtube: "The twist is that they end up finding a very lonely and possibly mentally unwell women that trolls facebook with phony accounts. And they market´╗┐ the movie as a documentary prob so they can cash in on some controversy." Follow the money people...
  • megan faccio's kid sister is very bad!!!
  • Nev
  • Jan Shaw
    Sundance sensation Catfish just released a new trailer! See why the movie is gaining critical acclaim & buzz!
  • Sally Ann Cavanaugh
    Whatever the twist ending is I am trying my best to not find out what it is before I see it! Whatever your opinions are about the movie, Catfish has garnered some viral interest and is generating so much buzz that it appears to be getting more attention at TIFF (I live in Toronto) than some of the movies at the festival! Find out why and decide for yourself - BE CAREFUL - this can happen to anyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Kavad
    D'oh! I wish I didn't read some of the comments here but I'm still gonna watch the movie next week! Until then I shall watch the trailer for like the, 50th time ;p
  • Ace
    wow, i am so glad i saw these spoilers. netflix movie, at best.
  • Kamish
    She must be horribly deformed




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