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Interview: Cutter Hodierne (Fishing without Nets)

With a short film that shares a lot more DNA than simply the same title, the award-winning 2012 film essentially served as a working blueprint for what essentially would be a much larger canvas. Cutter Hodierne’s 2014 Best Directing award-winning Sundance  selected title doesn’t find much empathy from its set of players in what pans out to be this highly effective drama void of morality lessons. However, underneath it all, there is a little humanity to be found in this terrifying portion of the world.

A production that lasted 77 shooting days and spread out in back to back years, we had the chance to talk about the VICE folks: the producers who ended up spearheading the project and are now self distributing the title, we discussed the origins of title, khat – the drug of choice for many Somalians, and also highlighted the choice in protagonist portrayed by Abdikani Muktar – the fisherman stuck in a perennial catch 22 type situation. VICE releases Fishing Without Nets on Friday, October 3 in New York with a limited release to follow. Here’s my interview.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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