Hammerman Ikon

Hammerman Ikon Film Guide

Director: Ariel Schulman, Henry Joost

A photographer in New York makes an online fan out of an 8-year-old Abby. Pretty soon he is Facebook friends with the entire family (who all seem to be incredibly talented artists) and begins to online date the girl's stepsister. However, he begins to grow suspicious and decides to go and meet the family in person. This documentary has been called fake, but is it all made-up, and does it matter if it is? The protagonist (and the directors) are certainly conveniently gullible and there are parts to the story that are hard to swallow, but this is still an interesting, enlightening and ultimately moving film about the lures and pitfalls of social networking. Followed by a reality TV show.