Director Joe Swanberg is best known for directing â€œDrinking Buddiesâ€ last year that starred Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson and Anna Kendrick. He was one of the collaborators in the cult favorite horror compilation â€œV/H/Sâ€ with the segment called â€œThe Sick Thing That Happened to Emily When She Was Younger.â€
And maybe youâ€™ve seen him on the big screen like the recent horror thriller â€œYouâ€™re Next,â€ in which he played as one the family victims.
Swanberg made his directorial debut with the 2005â€™s indie film â€œKissing on the Mouth,â€ a film about recent college graduates on sex. And then he followed up with â€œLOL,â€ that starred with Greta Gerwig. With Gerwig, they further collaborated with 2007â€™s â€œHannah Takes the Stairsâ€ and 2008â€™s â€œNight and Weekends.â€
In 2010, Swanberg became extremely busy directing seven films with â€œUncle Kent,â€ â€œCaitlin Plays Herself,â€ â€œThe Zone,â€ â€œArt History,â€ Silver Bullets,â€ â€œPrivacy Setting,â€ and co-directed â€œAutoeroticâ€ with Adam Wingard.
Now this year, Swanberg is busy promoting â€œHappy Christmasâ€ at the Sundance Film Festival this week. The film stars Swanberg, Anna Kendrick, Melanie Lynskey, Mark Webber and Lena Dunham. Itâ€™s about a young 20-year-old who moves in with her older brotherâ€™s family and shakes up their lives. Magnolia Pictures and Paramount will distribute this film.
And premiering this Friday, his thriller â€œ24 Exposuresâ€ will be released on VOD and in select theaters. This film stars with his former â€œYouâ€™re Nextâ€ collaborators Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett. This thriller is about a depressed detective investigating a necro-fetish photographer after one his models ended up being murdered.
Check out the trailer below for â€œ24 Exposures.â€