A Conversation with the Duplass Brothers at SXSW Film 2016

Watch the quadruple-threat brothers Mark and Jay Duplass discuss filmmaking, writing, producing, and acting during their Featured Session at the 2016 SXSW Film Conference.

Mark and Jay talk about their early years in Austin, taking an honest approach to making and producing movies, memorable career moments including the 2005 screening of The Puffy Chair at the Alamo Drafthouse, their close working relationship, what's next for the Duplass Brothers Productions, and much more.

"It was exciting to us that normal people were making art about normal stuff. That's really how we figured out who we were – by watching guys like Rick [Linklater] and Robert Rodriguez." – Mark Duplass

The Duplass brothers have produced acclaimed independent films including 2016 SXSW Film world premieres of Linas Phillips’ Rainbow Time and Alex Lehmann’s Asperger's Are Us. Following the conversation moderated by Aaron Hillis, owner of Video Free Brooklyn, the floor opened up for an audience Q&A.

Watch the entire Featured Speaker session, A Conversation with the Duplass Brothers, from the the 2016 SXSW Conference. Get inspired by diverse visionaries from the ever-evolving world of film – browse more 2016 Featured Sessions, Keynotes, Red Carpets, and Q&A's on our YouTube Channel.

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By Jordan Roberts