Today, 91% of the seafood in America is imported as the U.S. is flooded with six billion tons of foreign seafood. Consumers eat blissfully unaware of where their seafood comes from much less the dire consequences that consumer demand for specific fish has placed on our oceans.

FISH & MEN exposes the high cost of cheap fish in the modern seafood economy and the forces threatening local fishing communities and public health by revealing how our choices as consumers drives the global seafood trade.

But, a new movement is underway – an opportunity to return sustainability to both fish and fishermen. Thriving on local communities, pioneering fishermen and celebrated chefs are leading a revolutionary new supply-based model – a ‘Catch of the Day’ revival based on local, seasonal, sustainable fish – where consumers are induced to discover new varieties of storied seafood and reconnect them once again to those who risk their lives to harvest from the sea.

2019 / USA / 85 mins


Darby Duffin, Director, Producer, Writer

Darby Duffin brings a unique combination of media experience to directing and producing his first feature documentary. Duffin began his career in LA where he studied acting at The Playhouse West under Jeff Goldblum auditioning for Francis Ford Coppola and Wolfgang Petersen. He later moved into motion picture production and development where he worked with award-winning producer Cary Brokaw at Avenue Pictures, Adam Sandler’s producing partner Barry Bernardi, as well as Creative Artists Agency (CAA). In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Darby served for five years in public affairs as a spokesperson for FEMA where he gained an in-depth knowledge of the news media and crisis communications. Today, Darby’s company On a Mission Media produces original documentaries and brand films.

Duffin lives with his family in Houston, Texas where he is working on multiple projects, including producing a feature narrative and directing his second feature documentary.

Adam Jones, Director, Producer, Writer

Adam’s first job out of college was PA on a TV commercial campaign directed by Albert Maysles. He would later become a Leadman, Decorator, and Production Designer on commercials and music videos based out of Austin, TX. He began directing commercials around the turn of the century.

Having shot hundreds of TV commercials and branded content projects for national and international brands around the world, he’s developed a wheelhouse in comedy dialogue, improv, documentary and visual storytelling with a solid instinct for casting and performance, working with actors, non-actors, kids and sports superstars. Along the way Jones’ branded spots and shorts have won awards including a Gold Lion, a Clio, FWA Site of the Year, Tellys, Addys, and a New England Emmy, as well as a handful of film festival honors.

His comedy web series The Stay-At- Home Dad, which he directed and co-wrote, was dubbed “Mega-popular” on Jones was nominee for NH Filmmaker of the year in 2007, and he’s a founding board member of the Monadnock International Film Festival in Keene, NH. Jones is currently in producing and directing a series of short docs around the globe for Toyota’s work to advance mobility technology for those disabled by paralysis. Adam Jones lives in Portland, Oregon with his family and two labradoodles. Fish & Men is his first feature.