Having someone vanish physically is one thing. Having someone completely vanish, including their digital footprints, in this day and age is tough. Social media, cell phones, bank and credit cards... pretty much everything leaves a trace of some kind now-days. Hell, it wouldn't be an out of this world thing to write you could probably kill someone, and have them appear to live online for months, or even years before anyone realized they were actually dead. We all live online. It's the way things are in today's world. So what happens if you actually want someone to remain hidden? What happens if you need for someone not to be found? Sure. You can attempt to hide the physical person, but what about their activities? They're always monitored and someone is always able to see what's what. You call Frank. That's what you do. An ex skip tracer by trade, he knows the game and knows how to make a person disappear digitally. More to the point, he also knows how to misdirect anyone who may be looking. This is the world "Herrings" resides in. One not quite as fictional as you may at first think. These types of people no doubt exist, and that gives "Herrings" a sense of realism within the fictional narrative Keith Chamberlain has created. It's an interesting concept, and one that entertains. Writing on the technicalities of this series is a big pile of "same old-same old" stuff, when writing on low budget productions. In this case however, there is some "really good" mixed within the hum-drum. Dax Richardson plays Frank, our ex-tracer, and does quite the job of it. Never coming across as over the top, yet showcasing a realistic... and flawed, individual who has essentially taken what life has given him and run with it. In episode one, we're let in on a little history about this man, and essentially see "how" he begins doing what he's doing. Richardson feels like a perfect fit to my eyes, and that in itself is an excellent introduction to a show. Things are not all roses however, and "Herrings" suffers from a lot of shaky and twitchy camera work. I feel like a broken record when writing this... but it doesn't cost much to buy a tripod. What one may think of as a boring locked off shot... is ten times better than a shaky, blurry one. What got to me when watching "Herrings" is that not every shot was shaky. They "did" have a tripod and simply decided not to use it. Nothing screams indie like amateur camera work. That and bad audio. I'm happy to say that although by no means perfect, the audio isn't all that bad. Yet another hall-mark of the indie industry is mismatched shots within the same scene. I'm talking color ladies and gents. My advice is to take the time and adjust the hue, saturation and contrast. Generally these features are contained within every linear video editor. Use them. I'm not talking about a full out, expensive color grade. I'm talking about the basics. Other good stuff of the series, aside from the general acting, is the interesting story. Kind of reminded me of "Person Of Interest" with many of it's showcased elements. I'm also happy to write that things seem to improve as the episodes go on. Something many an indie series doesn't have happen. Live and learn. In the end, "Herrings" is an interesting premise that despite my technical concerns, I had no problems watching. The good far outweighs the bad. I even went on to watch a few episodes, and plan to continue on with the season. Clearly something good exists here. Something that keeps my eyes onscreen. I suspect it will keep the majority of viewers interested as well. If some, or all of the technical elements were addressed, this would easily be a stellar show. Everything to make it a success is here, and in many ways it really is a success as it stands. "Herrings" also happens to be another freebie to watch, so what's stopping you? The episodes are quick and easy... meaning you have no excuse to not have a look at this new series. A solid three and a half.