The 'Catfish' Team is Casting a New MTV Double Life Reality Series
Wed, 08 Feb 2012 15:01:20
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If you haven't seen co-directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman's 2010 documentary Catfish, you're sorely missing out on a propulsive and fascinating examination of online relationships, digital deceit, and, ultimately, the narratives we create to make our lives livable. It's a movie that inevitably sparks conversations about the nature of truth, particularly in a technological age where social media allows us to craft online personas, creating fictitious versions of ourselves. Now, a new MTV series focusing on Online Double Lives is set to continue exploring the themes of Catfish, and the documentary series is currently casting.
Along with the many of the folks behind the documentary, Nev Schulman, the photographer and central figure in Catfish, is teaming up with the cable network to examine real people living double lives online or impacted by those who choose to do so.
In order to explore the internet subculture of people now known as "Catfish," though, the Double Life series needs subjects on whom to focus. If you're someone who uses social media to invent, exaggerate, or manipulate, or if you know someone who does this, then MTV is looking to to make you a part of the show.
Here's a message from the casting producers of the show to explain in detail just what they're looking for:
For more information on how you or someone close to you can become involved in this thoughtful, intriguing look at the nature of identity in an time of ubiquitous social media, head over to the series' official Facebook page, or check out the show on Twitter and Tumblr.
To get a fuller idea of the tone and content of the show, check out Catfish. The film follows Nev Schulman as he meets and falls for a woman named Megan Faccio online, eventually deciding to seek her out in real life and making many an unexpected discovery in the process.
Full Disclosure: Catfish the TV Series is produced by Relativity Real, which is owned by Relativity Media, iamROGUE's parent company.
-Written by iamROGUE