Welcome to a new series here at Cinematical where we'll shine a spotlight on different films premiering at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in January.
A couple years ago I was fortunate to catch a short film called The Shirt by an up-and-coming director named Drake Doremus. At the time I remember my friend telling me that Doremus was destined to go on to bigger and better things, and one look at the somewhat dry, awkward-yet-endearing sense of humor in The Shirt was enough proof to suggest my friend was right. Cut to 2009 and Doremus' new feature film Douchebag was just accepted to screen in competition at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival -- this coming only one year since his last film, Spooner, premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival. Needless to say, Drake Doremus is a name you're about to become a lot more familiar with.
One thing I love about Drake is it's completely obvious that he's a hopeless romantic. While a bit frenzied and hilarious, all of his films feature a love story at their core, and Douchebag appears to be no different. We caught up with Drake shortly after the Sundance lineup was announced to ask him a few questions about his film.
Cinematical: Give us the "dude on the street" description of your film?
Drake Doremus: Two brothers who hate each other's guts go on a road trip to find the younger brother's fifth grade girlfriend.