I love the Duplass brothers, Jay and Mark and what they create. It is very inspiring to see their grassroots beginnings in filmmaking to what they have become as actors, writers, directors and producers. Jay directs, shoots, produces and is an actor in Transparent, Mark has been in so many great indie and mumblecore films, like Your Sister’s Sister and Safety Not Guaranteed. The fact that they are siblings making art and telling stories is wonderful.
Here is their short film ‘This is John’ which they made on their parent’s camera. I really like it- it shows some great acting and tension and it is so ridiculous, and there is an emotional journey without physically moving – a car grinding its gears in neutral.
Jay talking on filmmaking.
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