Joseph Swanberg (born August 31, 1981) is an American independent film director, producer, writer, and actor. Known for micro-budget films which make extensive use of improvisation, Swanberg is considered a major figure in the mumblecore film movement. His films often focus on relationships, sex, technology, and the filmmaking process, and he is credited with launching the careers of Lena Dunham, Greta Gerwig, and The Duplass Brothers.
In 2005, Swanberg directed his first feature film, Kissing on the Mouth, for a modest budget. He followed it with LOL (2006), which marked Swanberg's first time working with actress Greta Gerwig. Gerwig and Swanberg collaborated on the director's next two features: Hannah Takes the Stairs (2007), which also starred filmmakers Andrew Bujalski, Ry Russo-Young, and Mark Duplass and marked Swanberg's first collaboration with animator and actor Kent Osborne; and Nights and Weekends (2008), on which Gerwig shared a directing credit. Swanberg's next feature, Alexander the Last, was produced by Noah Baumbach, who would later cast Gerwig opposite Ben Stiller in his 2010 film Greenberg. After spending all of 2009 working on Silver Bullets, Swanberg finished seven features in 2010: Uncle Kent, Caitlin Plays Herself, The Zone, Art History, Silver Bullets, Privacy Setting and Autoerotic (co-directed with horror filmmaker Adam Wingard). Uncle Kent premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2011 and Silver Bullets and Art History premiered at the Berlinale in February. The rest of the 2010 films premiered theatrically in 2011 after screenings at film festivals. Four of these were later included in Joe Swanberg: Collected Films 2011, a DVD boxed set from the music and video label Factory 25.In 2012 Swanberg wrote and directed the film Drinking Buddies, starring Olivia Wilde, Jake M. Johnson, Anna Kendrick and Ron Livingston. The film was produced by Alicia Van Couvering and Andrea Roa and shot by Beasts of the Southern Wild cinematographer Ben Richardson. The film was acquired by Magnolia Pictures shortly after its SXSW premiere. The following year Swanberg shot Happy Christmas, starring himself, Melanie Lynskey, Lena Dunham, and Anna Kendrick from Drinking Buddies. This was the first of his films to be shot on 16mm film, rather than digital. The film premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. His next film as director was Digging for Fire, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and stars Jake Johnson. The film was released on August 21, 2015 by The Orchard.Swanberg wrote, directed, and produced Easy, an anthology series for Netflix. The series premiered in 2016 and ran for three seasons ending in 2019. Easy featured many of Swanberg's frequent collaborators from his films including Jake Johnson, Joe Lo Truglio, and Nicky Excitement. In 2017, Swanberg and Jake Johnson co-wrote Win it All. Jake Johnson stars alongside Aislinn Derbez, Joe Lo Truglio and Keegan-Michael Key.The film had its world premiere at South by Southwest on March 11, 2017. It was released on April 7, 2017, by Netflix. Swanberg is a noted proponent of Internet-based distribution for independent films and has made his 2011 feature, Marriage Material, available for free on his Vimeo page.
Início da vida
Swanberg was born in Detroit, Michigan, and was raised in Georgia and Alabama. He graduated from Naperville Central High School in suburban Chicago and attended Southern Illinois University at Carbondale as a film major, earning a bachelor's degree in 2003.
Filmes e Séries de TV
Dois casais numa fuga à beira do oceano desconfiam que o anfitrião de sua casa alugada aparentemente perfeita possa estar espionando-os. Em pouco tempo, o que deveria ter sido uma viagem de fim de sem...
Is This Water?
A Movie about Water, Thievery, and Being a Prisoner to Conventional Thoughts.
Build the Wall
Kent está a fazer 50 anos. Ele não está entusiasmado com isso. Seus planos para um fim-de-semana divertido com Sarah são desafiados quando seu amigo Kev inesperadamente chega para construí-lo uma pare...
Nobody Likes You as Much as I Do
An American couple argues about the safety of a French girl after a night out.
Neste filme quebra-olhos, espiritualmente rolicking, queer femme dominatrix Trinity chuffs um aerossol mágico pode e desenvolve a capacidade de falar com os mortos. A companheira submissa de Trinity, ...
Um cirurgião de campo que sofre de TEPT após combate no Oriente Médio, e cria um humano vivo de partes do corpo em seu laboratório de Gowanus, Brooklyn.
Madeline has become an integral part of a prestigious physical theater troupe. When the workshop's ambitious director pushes the teenager to weave her rich interior world and troubled history with her...
Naomi (Emily Browning) é uma intercambista australiana de 20 anos de idade que passa um tempo nos Estados Unidos. Lá, ela começa a trabalhar com Nick (Adam Horovitz), enquanto se aproxima de seu primo...
Jake Johnson (New Girl) faz o papel de um apostador de segunda categoria, Eddie Garrett, que concorda em cuidar de uma mala para um conhecido que está indo cumprir pena na cadeia. Quando ele descobre ...
A real romance filmed over five years. Josephine and Zefrey simmer in the white hot apocalypse of first love until the throw of a dart finds them on a spontaneous trip to the Maldives and cracks open ...
3 Filmes · 1 Série de TV
Uma antologia eclética acompanha grandes atores interpretando histórias complicadas de amor, relacionamento com eletrônicos e sexo.
Uncle Kent 2
In a desperate search to create a follow-up to Joe Swanberg's 2011 film Uncle Kent, Kent Osborne travels to a comic book convention in San Diego where he loses his mind and confronts the end of the wo...
Colleen é uma jovem freira que tem evitado todo o contado possível com a família, ao menos até receber um email da mãe anunciando que seu irmão está em casa após voltar da guerra do Iraque. De volta a...
Quem Procura Acha
A descoberta de um osso e uma arma faz com que um marido e sua esposa embarquem em aventuras separadas ao longo de um fim de semana.
Rainha do Mundo
Melhores amigas, Catherine e Virgínia cresceram juntas. Em busca de se recuperar de traumas recentes, Catherine vai para a casa de campo da amiga. Durante esses dias de solidão, elas se lembram da últ...
A disgruntled veteran unable to adjust back into society justifies domestic terrorism by interpreting his actions with alien invasion.
Opting to sleep in the allegedly-haunted guest house while spending a weekend in the Hamptons with friends, Ruth, a lonely young woman in her mid-twenties who's had too much to drink, strikes up a con...
2 Filmes · 1 Série de TV
Três amigos exploram as quase ilimitadas opções disponíveis para uma nova geração de homens gays.
Um Novo Começo
Comédia natalina, sobre um jovem casal e seu pequeno filho. Eles recebem a visita inesperada da irmã (Anna Kendrick) de um deles, que passa a viver no sótão. Mas a convidada não é tudo que eles espera...
Thou Wast Mild and Lovely
The arrival of a handsome new farmhand threatens the balance between a farmer and his daughter.
The Kings of Yorktown
Ed and Richard are brothers. They're also con artists. Not incredibly successful ones, but they get by. Ed's the leader. Richard's a bit slow. Their old pal Henry, who used to work with them, gave up ...
O Último Sacramento
Um fotógrafo de moda está viajando para conhecer sua irmã na Eden Parish. Uma vez lá, seus amigos começam a filmar entrevistas com os habitantes da Paróquia do Éden, todos os quais falam da comuna em ...
Um Brinde à Amizade
Kate (Olivia Wilde) e Luke (Jake Johnson) são funcionários de uma fábrica de cerveja. Com gostos parecidos, os dois sempre flertaram um com o outro, mas nunca entraram em um relacionamento, porque Luk...
Billy é um fotógrafo erótico cujas imagens ficam entre a fina arte e a pornografia. Junto com sua namorada, Alex, ele vive em um labirinto de drogas, sexo e modelos. Quando uma linda modelo aparece mo...
A peeping Tom (Frank V. Ross) stumbles into a mutually beneficial relationship with an exhibitionist.
From rocker to family man, this captivating debut reveals the strife we face when it’s time to grow up. The rhythm of Sully’s (Lawrence Levine, Gabi on the Roof In July) life drastically changes when ...
After an unexpected tragedy, Suzanne searches for the true meaning of Christmas during one sad, strange December in suburban Virginia.
Esther (Alexia Rasmussen) esá grávida e certo dia quando está caminhando para casa ela é atacada, sendo desfigurada, por um agressor. Mas o que era para ser horrível acaba parecendo ser depois algo bo...
A short film by Joe Swanberg included on the DVD of Silver Bullets. "footage from the first month of shooting a film that became Silver Bullets "several of the actors from Silver Bullets are playing...
Emily and Andrew, a young couple living in Memphis, agree to babysit their friend’s 6-month-old for a day. The experience causes them to examine their own relationship and their feelings about marriag...
Quando um grupo de inadaptados é contratado por um terceiro desconhecido para roubar uma casa desolada e adquirir uma fita VHS rara, eles descobrem mais imagens encontradas do que eles esperavam.
All the Light in the Sky
An insomniac actress is facing the waning days of her career, when her niece pays a visit to her Malibu house.
Jenny's life has changed significantly since she had a baby. her days of food activism and urban anthropology have been replaced by diapers and playtime at the park. When she inherits a cabin in Monta...
Paul - a workaholic independent filmmaker - takes charge of his sleepless baby, Pearl, when his wife, Mary, returns to work. He is slowly driven crazy by his inability to work and becomes the jerk he ...
An actress and her filmmaker boyfriend experience turbulence in their relationship when she accepts a role in a werewolf film.
Caitlin Plays Herself
Caitlin, a young Chicago performance artist, struggles to create work that is both personal and political. A piece she performs about the BP oil spill sends her relationship into a tailspin because he...
Autoerotic follows four interconnected Chicago couples as they explore the boundaries of self-pleasure and sexual exploration. Through a unique blend of outrageous comedy and in-your-face sex, Autoero...
Tension mounts between a director and his lead actress on the set of a sexually explicit low-budget film. As the actress and her co-star develop real feelings for each other, the director's jealousy ...
What Fun We Were Having: 4 Stories About Date Rape
An anthology film consisting of four segments, entitled "Hot Boys", "The Sleep Creep", "The Meat Man" and "Silver Bullets", each obliquely dramatizing an incident of sexual assault. The four stories t...
Você é o Próximo
Durante um encontro aparentemente inocente, a família Davison sofre um ataque de natureza sádica. Quando Crispian Davison traz sua nova namorada pata celebrar o aniversário de casamento de seus pais, ...
A mysterious visitor spends the night at an apartment belonging to a young engaged couple and their friend. Over the course of the night and the following day he sleeps with all three roommates and th...
O cartunista de programa de um garoto maconheiro em Los Angeles passa um fim de semana tentando dormir com sua hóspede - uma mulher de Nova York que ele conheceu no Chatroulette.
Depois de se mudar para Chicago para a escola de arte, Sam começa a transformar truques para ajudar a pagar as contas. Seu namorado de longa data e longa distância, Aaron, não consegue ficar distante ...
A blend of reality and fiction, "Open Five" follows the story of Jake, a struggling musician and his sidekick, Kentucker, a maker of "poor" films and what happens when two girls (Lucy and Rose) ventur...
You Wont Miss Me
A kaleidoscopic film portrait of Shelly Brown, a twenty-three year-old alienated urban misfit recently released from a psychiatric hospital.
Audrey the Trainwreck
The story of two people caught in the routines of work and circles of friends. The days begin with an alarm and ends with the fading sound of a television. Ron Hogan, a 28 year old ATM parts purchaser...
A Horrible Way to Die
An escaped murderer is in pursuit of his ex-girlfriend, who has fled to start a new life in a small town.
Everyone Says I Look Just Like Her
Two sisters, one white and one black, spend a week together at their famous father's summer home. A microscopic examination of the new American family unit, it's a deeply personal film about the human...
Alexander the Last
An ensemble drama about a married actress, her sister and their myriad sexual and creative temptations.
A spoof behind-the-scenes look at Joe Swanberg's (non-existent) new film, Birthday Suit, about a young couple's "on again, off again" sexual relationship. The (non-existent) film uses cutting edge tec...
David hosts a potential new fling Brandi, and a definite old friend Eric on the same weekend. A coincidence in scheduling that leads to personality conflict.
Nights and Weekends
Um homem e uma mulher devem enfrentar a tensão que se acumula entre eles durante uma relação de longa distância.
Leading very separate lives, Christy and her boyfriend Buddy live together in her parent's basement with their baby Mikey. As Christy, a waitress and aspiring writer, and Buddy, a plumber's apprentice...
Hannah Takes the Stairs
Hannah is a recent college graduate interning at a Chicago production company. She is crushing on two writers at work, Matt and Paul, who share an office and keep her entertained. Will a relationship ...
After an old friend's visit ends, Lori is feeling a bit down. Bored with her job, agitated at home, and frustrated with money problems, Lori takes out her anger on her ex-marine boyfriend, Anson. Howe...
Jamie is 21. She's from Atlanta. She's come to Brooklyn to visit her friend Samantha, but she can't find her. Jamie meets a stranger named Charlie on the subway and spends 24 hours hanging out with hi...
Kissing on the Mouth
Ellen is sleeping with her ex-boyfriend while trying to ignore the fact that he's looking for more than just sex. Her roommate, Patrick, isn't helping matters with his secretive and jealous behavior.
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