CHAPTER 4 A Filmmaker’s Journey



by JAY DUPLASS, co-writer and co-director with his brother Mark. Their first film The Puffy Chair premiered at Sundance and was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards. The brothers followed with two more award-winning indies, premiering Baghead at Sundance (released by Sony Pictures Classics) and The Do-Deca-Pentathlon at SXSW (released by Fox Searchlight). Their first studio film, Cyrus, was also distributed by Fox Searchlight and nominated for a Critic’s Choice Award. This was followed by Jeff, Who Lives at Home, produced by Jason Reitman and released by Paramount. In addition to writing scripts for studios, the Duplass brothers regularly produce independent films such as Safety Not Guaranteed, The ...

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