The first time I saw the trailer for the movie Catfish, I didn't think it was real — it's unlike any trailer I've seen. But after heading to an advance screening of the film, which opened in select cities over the weekend, I learned firsthand that it is real.
Without giving away too much (as the film's tagline says "Don't let anyone tell you what it's about"), the film is shot on nontraditional movie cameras — mostly point-and-shoot — and incorporates apps like Google Maps, Google Earth, and lots and lots of Facebook. I had a chance to chat with the filmmakers and stars of the movie, brothers Ariel ("Rel") and Nev Schulmann and friend Henry Joost, and chat about some of the technical aspects of the movie. Check out a few interesting facts from my exclusive interview (don't worry, no spoilers!) after the jump.