Wes Schlagenhauf Is Dying

US Narrative Competition

World Premiere

FEATURE | United States | 78 MINUTES | English |

WES SCHLAGENHAUF IS DYING

Comedy

After their friend and former co-worker Wes Schlagenhauf contracts COVID-19, aspiring filmmakers Parker Seaman and Devin Das decide that the best gift for their ailing pal would be a personalized video message from Mark Duplass. But when this present ignites an artistic fire in the two of them, a selfless act becomes a potential source of money and fame. Setting off on a road trip to Wes’ Idaho home with nothing but a cheap camera, some aesthetically appealing maps, and a van that reminds them of Little Miss Sunshine, Parker and Dev decide to make the next great American indie on the way. 

Heartfelt, hilarious, self-aware, & timely, Wes Schlagenhauf Is Dying is unlike anything you’ve seen before. Featuring committed performances by its three leads and a scene-stealing D’Arcy Carden, this DIY effort is a COVID movie that stresses the importance of laughter amidst crisis and chaos.--Cara Cusumano

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Sat June 11 - 6:00 PM
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CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Parker Seaman

Parker Seaman’s previous work includes I’m Happy, I Promise (SXSW, 2020) and Dancer Boy (Vimeo Staff Pick), establishing a visual style comprised of mixed media and home video, telling stories that blur the line between fiction and reality. This film is Parker's directorial debut, all thanks to Co-Writer/Producer/Actor Devin Das.

Director
Parker Seaman
Producer
Devin Das, Trent Anderson, Adam Maffei, Parker Seaman
Screenwriter
Devin Das, Parker Seaman
Cinematographer
Tom Banks
Composer
Koda, VAAAL
Editor
Ian Skalski
Executive Producer
Alex MacNicoll, D'Arcy Carden
Cast
Devin Das, Parker Seaman, Wes Schlagenhauf, Aparna Nancherla, D'Arcy Carden, Mark Duplass

CONTACTS

US Sales Contact
Amy Beecroft
Verve Talent & Literary Agency
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: 310 558 2424
abeecroft@vervetla.com
Press Contact
International Sales Contact
Print Source
Press Contact
Lee Meltzer
Rogers and Cowan PMK
New York, 10022
wsidpr@rogersandcowanpmk.com