The Fisherman has no wink that I can discern. Indeed this retelling of the Irish legend, salmon of knowledge, is confidently delivered with CG that looks like puppetry, and a theatrical quality of lighting delivering that camp-fire quality in spades. The salmon is a magic fish and the person catching it would be the wisest man in Ireland. But Ferg Brennan's film is a deeper exploration of a developing madness, the fish representing an escape from poverty for the increasingly desperate fisherman. Foust too struck an agreement with his own demon. Actor Diarmuid De Faoite surpasses himself voicing the monologue. Ferg studied at the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology.