Jay Duplass

Filmmaker Jay Duplass made his cinematic mark letting everyday characters tell simple stories. Renowned as one of the progenitors of the movement known as "mumblecore," Duplass and his brother (and regular collaborator) Mark were among the first to take advantage of faster and vastly less expensive digital filmmaking technology. With Jay frequently behind the camera and Mark acting, they employed the new tools to make specific and personal character pieces with little or no crew. In spite (or because) of their limited production value, the films won a significant niche audience for Duplass, which he parlayed into work in more traditional studio and TV fare, while still managing to find time for the indies that gave him his start.