Sandra Oh and Jay Duplass will both be out of a choice acting gig if Netflix doesn’t hurry up and renew their comedy The Chair for a second season. But Duplass is also an acclaimed filmmaker who, along with brother Mark, wrote Jeff, Who Lives at Home and Cyrus, as well as executive-producing such documentary series as Evil Genius and Wild Wild Country.
On Saturday, Duplass turned to the collective genius of Twitter in hopes of getting an idea for his next project, asking, “Hi hi – is there someone or something super special that you would like me to make a documentary about? Please let me know!”
The hive-mind was not shy about offering up its thoughts.
For instance, here’s one witch hunt anyone can root for—and it probably won’t ignite a culture war.
— Ariana Lenarsky (@aardvarsk) January 29, 2022
And for anyone who thought Chernobyl wasn’t quite terrifying enough.
I’d sure watch one on this.https://t.co/7Anq8HGHHh
— I’m Capybatman (@GymVsTheVolcano) January 30, 2022
Hey, who wasn’t just thinking about this very issue?
about football (the american kind), specifically about why it's called "pass interference" and not "CATCH INTERFERENCE" WHICH IT OBVIOUSLY IS.
— Opiniated Wanker (@WankzOpEd) January 30, 2022
Meanwhile, the other giant orange guy from The Sarah Silverman Program should really see more docs before he starts haphazardly tossing out suggestions.
— Marc Baizman ☁️ (@mbaizman) January 29, 2022
Duplass might also want to finish what he already started before he dives into another project.
Jay – you guys did a documentary called Digging in the Dirt for https://t.co/nGhHE3ZWVN back around 2000. It was about using gardening as a way to learn about America… That was my wife Lisa and my company. Watched it recently -would love to talk about getting it released!!
— Cliff Sharples (@CliffSharples) January 30, 2022
Any interest in coming on board something special and timely? https://t.co/T9gx4T9eIV
— 𝖆 𝖓𝖎𝖌𝖍𝖙𝖒𝖆𝖗𝖊 𝖔𝖓 𝖊𝖑𝖑𝖊 𝖘𝖙𝖗𝖊𝖊𝖙 (@elleschneider) January 29, 2022
Only if you can guarantee that Jim Breuer will have no part in it.
🙋🏻♀️ The plethora of hugely successful comics that have come out of Long Island. I've been pitching this for close to a decade. (So I'd want to be part of your team. I'm a seasoned freelance journalist.)
— Claudia Copquin Blue Check (@ClaudiaCopquin) January 29, 2022
With 9.16 million subscribers, how about you make your own damn doc?
Film projectionists & their role in the history of film. Thanks in advance!
— CinemaSins (@cinemasins) January 29, 2022
Disney's hunger for money and how it is affecting the world of cinema, the pop culture and the creative freedom.
— Antônio Malavolta Andrade (@AntnioMalavolt1) January 30, 2022
Jay, isn’t this pretty much what you were asking for all along?
I think your documentary should be about all these folks who replied to your tweet. They got stories (and reasons they haven't been able to tell them yet). I'd watch. But I watch everything you make.
— Christine Smaller (@urbanmeetsrural) January 29, 2022
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