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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Liars, Taboos, and Fantasies: Production Stories of Your Favorite Vimeo Staff Picks

Continuing Vimeo's commitment to curating quality content, a live screening of five Staff Pick short films played on one of the largest screens at SXSW 2016. Below, you can watch each film and read the director's commentary on its themes and production.

A Reasonable Request by Andrew Laurich

Shot in a diner in South Central (the cheapest they could find: $800 for 6 hours, and apparently Morgan Freeman's favorite restaurant), A Reasonable Request is an unusual brokerage between a father and son.

"The guy that co-wrote it with me, Gabriel Miller, pitched me this idea of the classic hypothetical-turned-real," Laurich said, "but we polarized it and made it the most taboo version of that that you could possibly imagine, which ended up being giving your dad a blowjob."

"John Ennis is a renowned improv actor from LA. I had blindly sent him the script. He wrote back and said, 'Thank you for reaching out. I'm not interested at all.' And then a week later he emailed back and said, 'I actually just read the script, call me.'"

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