Rough House Pictures, the joint venture between David Gordon Green, Jody Hill and Danny McBride, announced yesterday that they have signed on as Executive Producers of the buzzed about and controversial new faux documentary, Fraud, ahead of its Denver Premiere at the Denver Film Festival on November 5th-7th and its Los Angeles Premiere at AFI Fest on November 12th and 14th. The film had its World Premiere at Hot Docs in May.
Fraud was written and directed by award winning filmmaker and New York Times bestselling author Dean Fleischer-Camp (Marcel the Shell with Shoes On) and produced by Riel Roch-Decter and Sebastian Pardo of Memory.
Executive Producer David Gordon Green said, “Dean has created an acid trip of a joyride,” while Danny McBride advises audiences to “buckle up!” Jody Hill added, “the whole time I was watching it I was thinking, I’ve never seen anything like this before. I couldn’t look away. I had to see what happened next. It had me going all the way through the end. It’s probably the most fun movie I’ve seen in the last couple of years.”
Of the partnership, director Dean Fleischer-Camp said, “I am so so pleased to be working with Rough House on this film which has been a wild and unconventional labor of love. Their energetic support and partnership on this is a testament to their creative ingenuity and truly thrilling lack of good judgement.”
In Fraud, a family’s home movies document a desperate crime spree and the bid to outrun the consequences. Born from a colossal trove of innocuous uploads to YouTube, Fraud is an impressionistic meta-fiction thriller that reveals one family’s struggle for the American Dream and the mutability of the stories we tell online.
What the critics are saying:
“Deft, daring…. Deceptively raw yet elegant..pushes the boundaries of documentary.” – Catherine Bray, Variety
“obliterates the line between fiction and documentary” – Norman Wilner, Now Magazine
“it’s like nothing I’ve seen before.” – Michael Nazarewycz, Way Too Indie
“frighteningly funny and infuriating… shines a light on the cost and delusion of the American dream” – Andrew Parker, Toronto Film Scene
“Gloriously head-scratching” – Erik Luers, Filmmaker Magazine
“The experience of watching it is exhilarating” – Ben Nicholson, Sight & Sound
“The Kuleshov Effect on steroids, and the implication is scary” – Ammar Keshodia, Letterboxd.com
About Rough House Pictures
Rough House Pictures was created as a joint venture between David Gordon Green, Jody Hill and Danny McBride. Following its success with the hit comedy series Eastbound and Down, which ran for four seasons on HBO, Rough House has gone on to establish itself as a hub for bold voices in both comedy and drama. Rough House has produced films like Camp X-Ray, Manglehorn and Joe, as well as television shows like FX’s Chozen, HBO’s Vice Principals and TBS’s upcoming animated series, Tarantula.
Memory is a production company founded by Sebastian Pardo and Riel Roch-Decter in 2014 that specializes in developing and producing high quality feature films, television and digital content. Focused on discovering and mentoring new talent as well as collaborating with established filmmakers. Their credits include Gia Coppola’s debut feature Palo Alto and M Blash’s The Wait, Life After Death from Above 1979, Another Evil and Rat Film. Memory was named one of Filmmakers Magazine 25 New Faces of Independent Film 2016.
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