Thursday, June 17, 2010

Catching Up With... Jay and Mark Duplass (Paste Magazine)

The definition of independent film has blurred quite a bit over the past two decades. Once upon a time, a few thousand dollars and a spool of 8-mm film were all it took to craft a minimalist work of art. Today, each of the major film studios sports its own indie imprint featuring million-dollar pictures with A-list casts. Not many folks know more about this evolution than wunderkind directors Jay and Mark Duplass.

Their 2005 debut THE PUFFY CHAIR was shot on a $15,000 budget and featured a cast comprised exclusively of family friends. What the film lacked in star power and polish it innovated in engrossing narration and intimacy, snagging the Audience Award at 2005’s Sundance Festival.
Read the full interview here.

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