Wes Schlagenhauf Is Dying
World Premiere

Wes Schlagenhauf Is Dying

US Narrative Competition
Feature | United States | 78 MINUTES | English

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

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.

Parker Seaman
Devin Das, Trent Anderson, Adam Maffei, Parker Seaman
Devin Das, Parker Seaman
Tom Banks
Ian Skalski
Executive Producer
Alex MacNicoll, D'Arcy Carden
Devin Das, Parker Seaman, Wes Schlagenhauf, Aparna Nancherla, D'Arcy Carden, Mark Duplass

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Amy Beecroft
Verve Talent & Literary Agency
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Phone: 310 622 5733
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Lee Meltzer Consulting
New York, NY 10028
Phone: 551 208 8617
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