Must Watch: Official Trailer for Sundance Sensation 'Catfish'
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:
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?
Reader Feedback - 49 Comments
What's the term I'm thinking of, umm.... "stalkerific"?
LW on Jul 30, 2010
Very interested, can't wait.
Jordan Raup on Jul 30, 2010
is Megan gonna end up to be some serial killer? .... what did he see in the garage i heard police sirens
fhulu on Jul 30, 2010
I was seconds away from clicking out of this then it grabbed me. It seemed a little corny still.
Eli on Jul 30, 2010
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?
Eric on Jul 30, 2010
My brian is full of fuck....
PJH on Jul 30, 2010
There is a catfish in the garage.
tommyturner on Jul 30, 2010
Make that a KILLER catfish.
tommyturner on Jul 30, 2010
They were originally going to call this the Blair Catfish Project, but didn't for obvious reasons.
tommyturner on Jul 30, 2010
I hope they play this in my city, it looks really interesting
Jaf on Jul 30, 2010
I did some online dating. I'm interested to see what they make of it.
Peter on Jul 30, 2010
I was very intrigued by that trailer
trey m on Jul 30, 2010
Shes dead and been dead this whole time? Or... who cares looked boring.
Richard on Jul 30, 2010
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.
Alex on Jul 30, 2010
Yep, definitely going to see this film. It's been highly endorsed by some of my trusted film aficionados.
euphemist on Jul 30, 2010
Gee... I wonder who its target audience is?
sleepykid on Jul 30, 2010
the target audience is megan faccio
james on Jul 30, 2010
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.
Angry Chief on Jul 30, 2010
wait is this an ACTUAL documentary? it appears as if its a mockumentary, but your saying its a doc...
Gary M on Jul 30, 2010
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.
josh on Jul 30, 2010
Have to see this now!
Sean on Jul 30, 2010
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
David Banner on Jul 30, 2010
I think Catfish Hunter's zombie corpse is in the garage and his mustache is out to kill!!
Kevin on Jul 30, 2010
lmao. XD !!! First time I have heard of this. 😡 Not bad
Jordan on Jul 30, 2010
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.
Brett on Jul 30, 2010
**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.
WTF? on Jul 31, 2010
I like the vibe and smell...it 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... on Jul 31, 2010
Yeah #27, I love you!
I am... on Jul 31, 2010
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.
beavis on Jul 31, 2010
She's probaly a dude in decise
King Aweasome on Jul 31, 2010
You must be called King Awesome because of your superior spelling ability.
tommyturner on Jul 31, 2010
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"
twispious on Aug 1, 2010
It turns out to be 2 farmers with big beards who take them to the barn and Facebook the crap out of them.
Crapola on Aug 1, 2010
#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.
JonBoi on Aug 1, 2010
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.
Anwar on Aug 1, 2010
#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!
tommyturner on Aug 1, 2010
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...
jim on Aug 1, 2010
Really excited for this one. Just hope the climax is as good as the set up.
tripleb2477 on Aug 2, 2010
trailer looks very interesting. lets hope its not a let down.
Mula on Aug 2, 2010
Now this is what I'm talking about... Excellent trailer A+
Ells on Aug 3, 2010
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...
Spike Murdock, Poet-at-Large on Aug 3, 2010
megan faccio's kid sister is very bad!!!
SeenItAlready on Aug 5, 2010
Nev on Aug 5, 2010
Sundance sensation Catfish just released a new trailer! See why the movie is gaining critical acclaim & buzz! http://bit.ly/anE6RZ
Jan Shaw on Aug 10, 2010
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 - http://www.catfishmovie.ca BE CAREFUL - this can happen to anyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sally Ann Cavanaugh on Sep 9, 2010
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 http://bit.ly/b4vCGa
Kavad on Sep 10, 2010
wow, i am so glad i saw these spoilers. netflix movie, at best.
Ace on Oct 9, 2010
She must be horribly deformed
Kamish on Mar 3, 2011
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