- Screening Dates: 6th July, 8 pm
- Starring: Nichol Munro, Tainui Tukiwaho, David Capstick
- Directed by: Simon Mark-Brown
- Running time: 84 mins
- Rating: M - sex scenes and offensive language
- Language: English
Comedy | Drama: The WFS is delighted to include this film as part of the MATARIKI Festival programme of events. This is a re-screening of THE CATCH, first shown at our AGM, 2 March.
A Scotsman, a Maori and an Englishman enter a fishing contest… How far will they go to win?
This fishing comedy/drama is based on a true story about two mates in a Kaipara Harbour fishing contest who end up being blackmailed when caught cheating.
The Catch tells the story of mates Brian and Wiremu who are up against the ruthless professional fishermen. Brian’s life is in turmoil, recently divorced and in extreme financial difficulty, so he can’t believe his luck when a large snapper falls into his hands days before the contest. Wiremu is dead set against the idea, but things get complicated when Marcus enters the picture and attempts to blackmail Brian. There’s a lot on the line when added to Brian’s dilemmas is the arrival of a new romantic interest