Four aspiring actors set out to write a film script with the purpose of including themselves in the finished product. They go to an isolated lodge in the woods for a weekend of brainstorming, coming up with Baghead, a story about a masked killer. Only problem is that reality seems to have had the idea first, and the gang is suddenly facing some real life horror.

Baghead is a gore flick crossed with a drama, using all the ingredients of the current mumblecore movement: laidback pace, chatty dialogue, handheld cameras and Greta Gerwig. The result is a quirky slasher movie for grown-ups. Like in their The Puffy Chair and numerous short films, brothers Jay and Mark Duplass creates a believable and entertaining film, while also managing to give an extra flare to our everyday smiles and despair. Their filmmaking is a constantly ongoing experiment, not just aiming for a quick punch line or simple plot points, but trying hard to embrace the little moments with its heroes and losers.

Baghead poster
Title
Baghead
Director
Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass
Country
USA
Length
84 min
Festival
2008
Section
American Independents
Language
English
Premiere status
Nordic Premiere
Production year
2008
Cast
Steve Zissis, Ross Partridge, Greta Gerwig, Elise Muller
Producer
John Bryant, Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass
Script
Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass

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