Catfish Trailer (2010)
The trailer for Catfish which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.
Directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, Catfish follows Schulman's brother Yaniv, a New York photographer who becomes involved with a Michigan family composed of a mother and father, older sister and an 8-year-old girl named Abby who mysteriously sends Yaniv paintings of his photo work. When he receives her remarkable painting, Nev begins a friendship and correspondence with Abby's family.
Things really get interesting when he develops a cyber-romance with Abby's attractive older sister, Megan, a musician and model. Much of the developing cyber-romance between Yaniv and Abby's sister Megan takes place via texting, YouTube, phone and Facebook as the film explores the delicate mysteries of 21st-century human communication and connection. The film then turns into a suspenseful narrative with an unexpectedly poignant comment on shattered dreams, which invoked bountiful praise from audiences.
The documentary explores only the most prevalent forms of 21st Century communication, revealing the bonds formed, and the inevitable emotional ties invoked as a result of these seemingly impersonal interactions. Catfish rebukes these outdated assumptions and capitalizes on the idea that deep human relationships are being culminated via social networking channels. Catfish truly is a product of our generation.