The first rule of Catfish is, don’t talk about Catfish, and we’re not joking. In late 2007, filmmakers Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost sensed a story unfolding as they began to film the life of Ariel’s brother, Nev. They had no idea that their project would lead to the most exhilarating and unsettling months of their lives. Catfish is described as a reality thriller and a story of love, deception and grace within a labyrinth of online intrigue.
The film blew audiences away at Sundance thanks to a final act which is so astonishing, that people are calling it one of the best endings in the history of cinema – so much so that the ad campaign warns potential viewers to make sure no one spoils the movie for them. Relativity Media and Rogue Pictures will release the film on September 17th. Watch the trailer and try and remember not to let anyone who has seen the film spoil the third act.