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DVD Release Date: 11/17/2009


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It’s been a decade since Ben (Duplass) and Andrew (Leonard) were the bad boys of their college campus. Ben has settled down and found a job, wife, and home. Andrew took the alternate route as a vagabond artist, skipping the globe from Chiapas to Cambodia. When Andrew shows up unannounced on Ben’s doorstep, they easily fall back into their old dynamic of macho one-upmanship. Late into the night at a wild party, the two find themselves locked in a mutual dare: to enter an amateur porn contest together. But what kind of boundary-breaking, envelope pushing porn can two straight dudes make? After the booze and “big talk” run out, only one idea remains—they will have sex together…on camera. It’s not gay; it’s beyond gay. It’s not porn; it’s art. But how exactly will it work? And more importantly, who will tell Anna (Delmore), Ben’s wife?

Writer/director Lynn Shelton, director of My Effortless Brilliance and recipient of the “Someone to Watch Award” at the 2009 Independent Spirit Awards, expertly mines the biggest ironies of the male ego to hilarious effect. HUMPDAY is a buddy movie gone wild.

PRODUCTION TEAM

Writer & Director
Lynn Shelton

Producer
Lynn Shelton

Co-Producers
Jennifer Maas
Steven Schardt

Executive Producer
Dave Nakayama

Associate Producers
Sue Corcoran
Ted Speaker

Script Consultants
Mark Duplass
Joshua Leonard
Alycia Delmore
Trina Willard

Director of Photographer
Benjamin Kasulke

Editor
Nat Sanders

Sound and Music by
Vinny Smith

Production Designer
Jasminka Vukcevic

Line Producer
Steven Schardt

Unit Production Manager
Jennifer Maas

1st Assistant Director
Jennifer Maas

CAST

Cast
Ben Mark Duplass
Anna Alycia Delmore
Andrew Joshua Leonard
Monica Lynn Shelton
Lily Trina Willard

 

“MORE FULL OF STORY, LAUGHS AND GENUINE HUMAN EMOTION THAN A DOZEN STUDIO MOVIES.” – David Carr, NY Times

“A MARVELOUS CHAMBER COMEDY” – David Edelstein, New York Magazine

“HUMPDAY is buoyed aloft by sex and laugh bubbles!” – Lisa Schwarzbaum, EW

“Taking a hilarious premise and making it feel real, like this film does, is the greatest trick in comedy.´- Joel Stein, Time

“PHENOMENALLY FUNNY! More truthful and funny about friendship and sexuality than any rude boy comedy.” – Dennis Dermody, Paper

“HILARIOUSLY PERCEPTIVE.” – Aaron Hillis, Village Voice

“A FRESH, FUNNY AND HIGHLY PERCEPTIVE PICTURE THAT BLENDS DUDELY COMEDY AND ADULT RELATIONSHIP DRAMA. Director Shelton is a major arrival on the independent scene.” – Andrew O’Hehir, Salon

“A gleefully unsettling examination of male intimacy that pushes boundaries and buttons with a wonderfully light touch.” – Mike Harvey, Nylon

 
Date for DVD release subject to change.