Interview: 'Jeff Who Lives at Home' Co-Directors Jay & Mark Duplass
by Alex Billington
March 16, 2012
Two of my favorite filmmakers around, brothers Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass, who have evolved from a mumblecore bunch into full-fledged directors making multiple comedies every year. Paramount Vantage is releasing Jeff Who Lives at Home, starring Jason Segel and Ed Helms, in theaters this weekend (they also have another film called The Do-Deca-Pentathlon which premiered at SXSW, plus Mark acts too). I first met these guys years ago at Sundance, after gushing over Baghead, but stopped in this time to talk about this 2012 "stoner comedy", and how they were able to make such a brilliantly funny movie with a great cast.
My interview with directors Mark (L) & Jay Duplass (R) of Jeff Who Lives at Home, shot on the Flip:
Not only did I really enjoy Jeff Who Lives at Home (my TIFF review from last year), but I just love these guys. They're very talented filmmakers who are now bringing their wisdom to the entire indie community, they're very down-to-earth and personable guys, and I love their sense of humor, there's nothing else like it. I've been friends with Jay and Mark after first meeting them at Sundance in 2009 for Baghead. I've since bumped into them at many film festivals and interviewed them in 2010 for their film Cyrus. I always love speaking to these guys, not only about their movies, but their process (shooting in sequence), unique sense of humor and everything that makes their work some of my favorites. Thank you Mark, Jay and Paramount.