Indie Favorites Duplass Brothers Strike Four Film Deal with Netflix
If you have more than a passing interesting in independent film, you've undoubtedly heard of filmmakers Jay and Mark Duplass. The two have been responsible for indies such as The Puffy Chair, Baghead, Cyrus and Jeff Who Lives at Home, and now they're bringing their film talents to Netflix as THR reports the duo have just struck a four-movie deal with the streaming media provider. They will be small-budget films that will be exclusively release on Netflix, and there's no timetable for them to start releasing them as the Duplass brothers are also busy on the TV side with their outstanding new HBO series "Togetherness."
While Jay Duplass has remained mostly behind the scenes of filmmaking, Mark Duplass has become quite the popular character actor. In the indie world, he stars in fantastic films like The One I Love (on our list of the 19 Best Movies You Didn't See from 2014) and Safety Not Guaranteed, but he's also crossed over into studio territory with Tammy last year. Together, these two are original and honest voices in indie film, and it's cool to see Netflix getting them to create content rather than just picking it up after premiering at a film festival. This is another move in the change of distribution of indie cinema.