The new MTV docu-series Catfish: The TV Show, premiering on November 12th and based on the critically-acclaimed documentary feature, will focus on couples who have fallen in love online but have never met face-to-face. With 12 hour-long episodes, filmmakers Yaniv “Nev” Schulman (from the original 2010 film) and Max Joseph are on a quest around the country to tell the stories of these hopeful romantic partners, showing how social sites lead to romance that can blossom, get deleted and evolve in totally unexpected ways.
While at the MTV portion of the TCA Press Tour, Nev Schulman talked about making this show on his own terms, not wanting to know anything about the couples ahead of time, how he never expected the movie to be controversial, and how his life has changed since the film originally premiered at Sundance. Check out what he had to say after the jump.
After making a splash at Sundance, and tickling audiences curiosity, Variety says the documentary Catfish will get a reality show treatment courtesy of MTV. Apparently the creative team from the film itself will be involved with the project. The original film follow NYC photographer Nev Schulman, who travels to Michigan to meet a woman he met on Facebook. But because we don’t want to spoil the movie and reveal the ending, if you want to know what the reality series would be about, you can find out after the jump.
When a film gets called “the best Alfred Hitchcock film that Alfred Hitchcock never made” in its trailer, it has a lot to live up to. And– watching the trailer– it’s clear that Catfish definitely has the potential to be one darkly entertaining documentary: Here’s Nev, just another loveless New Yorker who’s met a girl online. After nearly a year composed of 1500 texts, emails, letters, and phone calls, Nev decides that he’s going to make the leap: Nev will travel– unannounced– to his Facebook girlfriend’s home to meet her. What happens next? I won’t tell you in the review that follows, but I’ll sure as hell try and convince you to see the movie. Keep on reading for my Catfish review, after the jump.
At the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, everyone was talking about a movie they couldn’t really talk about. That film, a documentary called Catfish, was later picked up by Rogue Pictures and the trailer just went online.
This is definitely one of those movies that you should know as little about as possible, except this. A New York photographer named Nev Schulman became friends with a family from Michigan when their youngest daughter painted a photo that Nev took. Through the internet, Nev became friends with the mother, dated the sister and was so impressed with the youngest daughter’s paintings that his brother Ariel and friend Henry Joost decided to film the whole thing. Jaw-dropping and heart-wrenching, Catfish was easily one of my favorite films I saw at Sundance this year.
Hit the jump to check out the teaser-iffic trailer, poster, some images and a synopsis, then avoid all spoilers until September 17 when Catfish will finally be released.