SXSW: A Conversation with the Duplass Brothers

Quadruple-threat brothers Mark and Jay Duplass – who write, direct, produce, and act – recently premiered season 2 of their HBO television series, “Togetherness”. Their first feature THE PUFFY CHAIR won the Emerging Vision Award at the 2005 SXSW Film Festival.


In 2010, the brothers’ dramedy CYRUS was released to rave reviews, followed by their 2012 film JEFF WHO LIVES AT HOME. Mark has acted in projects including Charlie McDowell’s THE ONE I LOVE and a series regular role on the FXX show “The League” and Jay is a series regular in the acclaimed Amazon series “Transparent”.


The Duplasses have produced some of the most acclaimed independent films of the decade including Sean Baker’s TANGERINE and the upcoming SXSW 2016 world premieres of Linas Phillips’ RAINBOW TIME and Alex Lehmann’s ASPERGER’S ARE US.


By now you see a continuing thread here. The Duplass brothers are no stranger to SXSW. Last year Mark gave a very inspiring keynote speech to indie filmmakers – saying if you want to create something make the time and do it. Get your friends together on the weekend, never stop writing and create. Technology has made it so much easier to share your passions that nothing is holding you back except you.


Check out their full conversation at SXSW 2016 below…


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