Fishing Without Nets
The Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking at the Sundance 2012 Film Festival went to FISHING WITHOUT NETS, directed by Cutter Hodierne, and co-written by Hodierne and John Hibey. An epic tale of Somalian pirates – told from their perspective – this short film humanizes a group of rogue men who have made headlines across the globe. Yahoo! presented this film with a $5,000 award for the Jury Prize. “I’m about to puke,” said Hodierne before he thanked his producers and crew who journeyed to Africa with him to make the film. “We went to East Africa for a three week trip, which ended up being five months,” he said, describing the hardships of filming the short which included being held at gunpoint. “It’s a sensitive subject that we wanted to tell with a real human perspective,” Hodierne added.