Fish Story is documentary about storytelling and the storytellers who, as Mark Twain once said, "never let the facts get in the way of a good story." Fishermen. Their tales may be told merely to entertain or pass the time, but they often become tools to pass down traditions, compete for superiority and respect, and sometimes end up the great legends and epic myths of the world. Fish Story asks commercial fishermen around the world the same six questions, about topics like superstition, money, lies, life and death. With any luck, we'll get at least one good story out of it.
About the filmmakers:
Corey Tatarczuk is an Emmy-nominated producer, director and editor, living in Brooklyn, NY but born and raised in Maine. Her work, from music videos, experimental shorts and commercials to feature films and documentaries, has taken her around the world, angered Donald Trump, amused Yogi Berra and gained her access to the Watergate files.
David Hale is a Brooklyn-based director of photography and gaffer. His work has taken him down the Amazon for the BBC, shooting with the Wu Tang Clan, inside Capoeira for PBS, on official state business in South America for Condoleeza Rice, the deserts of Morocco for Virgin, and on a runaway horse for EMI. He’s also available for stuntwork for B horror movies.
We would love to hear from you.
Especially if you know fishermen or women who want to tell us a story.