Mark Duplass (Writer/Director)
Mark Duplass (Writer/Director)

Mark Duplass is a multi-talented film director, film producer, actor and screenwriter. Previously, Mark was also the lead singer of the rock band Volcano, I'm Still Excited!!. Duplass and his brother, Jay Duplass, are a writing and directing team behind the Sundance Hit, The Puffy Chair and more recently of Fox Searchlight's Cyrus starring John C. Reilly, Marisa Tomei, and Jonah Hill. Mark also currently stars in the new FX comedy television series -- The League.

When Lightening Strikes with Mark Duplass

Wednesday, 16 June 2010 19:58

Watch an exclusive video with Writer/Director, Mark Duplass (The Puffy Chair,The League, Cyrus). Learn how being a former musician and making music for Volcano, I'm Still Excited!! taught Mark valuable filmmaking lessons on how to get the shot when lightening strikes.


Mark Duplass shares how every day on the set is a discovery. Learn how he and his brother, Jay, keep the intimacy from their lower budget, indie films on their bigger, studio-driven films.



How do you make a great short or feature and retain creative freedom? Watch our exclusive video with Writer/Director, Mark Duplass (The Puffy Chair,The League, Cyrus), who suggests filmmakers try the "available materials" theory on filmmaking.

Hear Duplass expand on what that means and how he was "the kid at Sundance with the $3 short film" and got invited into making studio features.

Advice to Firstimers from Mark Duplass

Sunday, 13 June 2010 16:35

If your first three movies are going to suck anyway, why spend tons of money making them? Mark Duplass (The Puffy Chair,The League, Cyrus) dishes out some good advice for budding filmmakers. The Duplass Brothers made their first successful, Sundance short, This is John (, with "no crew, no lighting, no catering, no lighting set-ups, no pausing for lighting, no distractions." Listen to him tell you why this approach worked.

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