“DOUCHEBAG” | co-writer-director, Drake Doremus
[PREMIERE SCREENING: Friday, Jan. 22, 8:00 pm — Racquet Club, Park City]
The shooting of this movie was insane. We shot three different times over the course of almost two years. The first time we worked with an outline and the actors completely improvising from that outline. The second time we had some scripted scenes, and the third time we went in completely scripted. With all that shooting I had a crazy amount of material to work with, and it was really hard to cut certain scenes that I loved. The hardest decision was because we shot so much, I had two completely different scenes for the ending of the film, and for many weeks I struggled with how to conclude the movie. Why was it so difficult? It’s interesting. I think having a locked script and not having the actors improvise as much is a much easier way to make a film. Having too many options can be completely nerve-racking. I think in the end the movie has the best ending we could have made out of the two options, and that makes it easier to sleep at night.