Where can you watch Fisherman’s Friends – the Cornish folk group film

If you enjoy movies like Waking Ned Devine, Local Hero or The Full Monty, you are bound to love the new British comedy drama Fisherman’s Friends.

The film follows a group of Cornish fisherman as they are signed by a music executive, and go about recording an album of the sea shanties they sing together as they fish.



Where can you watch Fisherman’s Friends?

The film was released on Amazon Prime earlier this month, so a Prime membership will give you access to the film and all the gorgeous music in it.

Fisherman’s Friends was directed by Chris Foggin (Kids in Love).

The film stars Daniel Mays, James Purefoy, David Hayman, Dave Johns, Sam Swainsbury, Tuppence Middleton, Noel Clarke, Christian Brassington, Maggie Steed and Jade Anouka.

Every member of the real Fisherman’s Friends group also has cameos in the film, and worked as consultants so that the authenticity of the group and the music they perform could be kept.

The group themselves have been performing together since 1995, but became famous when they signed a record deal in 2010.

A record deal that went on to garner the folk music group a top 10 album.

All members of the original group are now deceased, but new members carry on their legacy.

Amazon Prime describes the plot of Fisherman’s Friends like this:

A fast living, cynical London music executive heads to a remote Cornish village where he’s pranked by his boss into trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen. He struggles to gain the respect or enthusiasm of the unlikely boy band and their families. Soon he’s forced to reevaluate his own integrity and ultimately question what success really means.

Watch the Fisherman’s Friends trailer below, then head over to Amazon Prime to watch it.

And, if you enjoy the music in the film, you can pick up the Keep Hauling CD featuring it, or the original CD the group released back in 2011.

 

Michelle Topham