Filmfest 2019

German Age Rating

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Inspired by a true story, FISHERMAN'S FRIENDS tells the heartwarming tale of a Cornish all-male group that go from singing sea shanties to shooting up the charts. Taken by their performances, music manager Danny gambles on the success of this amateur outfit made up of hardy fishermen and lifeboat volunteers. As he vows to turn this crew into the world's oldest buoy band, he finds more than a good record deal. When you open your heart, life, love and friendship can play the most harmonious tune.

tags: Friendship, Love, Music, Nature, Feature film

Cast: Tuppence Middleton, James Purefoy, Daniel Mays, David Hayman, Maggie Steed


Screenplay: Nick Moorcroft, Meg Leonard, Piers Ashworth

Director of Photography: Simon Tindall

Film Editor: Johnny Daukes

Composer: Rupert Christie

Production Designer: Hannah Purdy Foggin

Costume Design: Rebecca Hale

Sound: John Rodda

Producer: Nick Moorcroft, Meg Leonard

Production Company: Fred Films

Co-Producer: Johnny Daukes

Distributor: Splendid Film GmbH

Director: Chris Foggin


Director and screenwriter Chris Foggin, born in Sunderland in 1985, studied media and film at Northumbria University in Newcastle. He worked behind the scenes on several films, such as MY WEEK WITH MARILYN (2011), JANE EYRE (2011), and THE IRON LADY (2011). Foggin had his directorial debut in 2011 with three short films, of which FRIEND REQUEST PENDING, starring Judi Dench and Tom Hiddleston, was the best-known. His first feature film, KIDS IN LOVE, was released in 2015.