Film: Catfish

"And there are those people who are catfish in life. And they keep you on your toes. They keep you guessing, they keep you thinking, they keep you fresh. "
Vince Pierce, Abby's father.

Yaniv 'Nev' Schulman is a photographer living with his brother Ariel 'Rel' Schulman and Rel's filmmaking partner, Henry Joost. After one of Nev's photos is featured in a newspaper, he is sent a painting of his photo by 8 year old Abby. Abby is eloquent and gifted for her age and she and Nev begin talking, first through letters then through Face Book. At this point Ariel and Henry begin recording this relationship hoping to create a Documentary about Abby. Eventually Nev's correspondence extends to include Abby's family, including her mother Angela and her half-sister Megan. As Nev and Megan begin to develop a relationship, Nev, Ariel, and Henry decide to expand the documentary to be about New Media relationships, especially the budding romance between Nev and Megan.

MTV recently turned the film into a series, in which Nev helps people meet their "catfish" - people using online personas, real, faked, or otherwise.

Catfish provides examples of: