Indies Unchained!

I live in Boston, and last week one of the local “art house” theaters, Kendall Square Cinema, had 3 films that featured Mark Duplass. Including: Safety Not Guaranteed, Your Sister’s Sister, and People Like Us. I have absolutely no interest in People Like Us (from the writer of Transformers 2… no thank you) but I did get to see the other two. For those who don’t know, Mark Duplass started off writing and directing no-budget films with his brother Jay. They became a leader in the mumblecore film making movement. Eventually the Duplass brothers became pretty successful (they’ve gone on to direct Hollywood produced films like Cyrus) and other filmmakers started coming to them for help because they knew the Duplass brothers could make a movie for almost nothing. As an executive producer I assume Mark began acting as a way to save productions money, he also happens…

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About Sean Temple

Filmmaker, Progressive, Feminist, Emerson MFA Student, Director of HUNT. I use film to critique our society and reveal the struggles real people deal with every day. View all posts by Sean Temple

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