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The Catch

Film (Trailer) – 2017

Feature film The Catch follows Scotsman Brian (Nicol Munro) – a hard up builder under pressure from his ex – and his mate Wiremu (Billy’s Tainui Tukiwaho). The two vie for a $50,000 kitty in a Kaipara fishing contest. A potentially prize-winning snapper bites the hook, only it is three days early. Inspired by a true story, The Catch was written by Glenn Wood and directed by advertising veteran Simon Mark-Brown, who billed it as a "comedic eco-drama". The self-funded film was shot over 11 days with the help of locals; it debuted in New Zealand cinemas in the summer of 2017. 

The Catch is the best fishing film I've ever seen. In fact, it's the only one I've ever seen.
– Musician Tim Finn

Key Cast & Crew

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Simon Mark-Brown

Director, Writer, Production Designer, Producer

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Tainui Tukiwaho

As: Wiremu

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Glenn Wood


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Ruth Wynne

As: Laura

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Nicol Munro

As: Brian

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David Capstick

As: Marcus

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Produced by

Republic Films