Joe Swanberg


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Joe Swanberg was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1981. He moved around quite a bit growing up, even spending two years on an island in the Pacific Ocean named Kwajalein. He studied film production at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where he developed an interest in emerging video technology and the creative possibilities of the Internet. He ... See full bio »

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Known For

You're Next Drake
(2011)
(2013)
V/H/S Sam (segment "Second Honeymoon")
(2012)
The Rental Writer
(2020)

Filmography

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 2020 The Rental (screenplay by) / (story by)
  Easy (TV Series) (created by - 25 episodes, 2016 - 2019) (written by - 25 episodes, 2016 - 2019)
- Low Rolling Boil (2019) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Number One Seller (2019) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Blank Pages (2019) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Yes (2019) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Spontaneous Combustion (2019) ... (creator) / (written by)
 2017 Win It All (written by)
 2015 Digging for Fire (written by)
 2014 Happy Christmas (written by)
 2013 24 Exposures (written by)
 2013 Privacy Setting (Short)
 2013 Drinking Buddies (written by)
 2012 Stray Bullets (Video short)
 2012 Marriage Material (written by)
 2011 The Zone (writer)
 2011 Art History
 2011 Autoerotic
 2011 Uncle Kent
 2009 Birthday Suit (Short)
 2009 Alexander the Last (written by)
 2009 One Shot Film (Short)
 2008 Young American Bodies (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 2008 Nights and Weekends (screenplay)
 2008 Swedish Blueballs (Short) (story)
 2007 Hannah Takes the Stairs (written by)
 2006 LOL
 2005 Hissy Fits (Short)
 2005 Kissing on the Mouth (written by)
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Show Show Cinematographer (21 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (4 credits)
Show Show Second Unit Director or Assistant Director (2 credits)
Show Show Sound department (2 credits)
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Show Show Thanks (24 credits)
Show Show Self (17 credits)

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Personal Details

Official Sites:

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Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)

Spouse:

Kris Rey  (divorced)  (2 children)

Children:

Abby Swanberg | See more »
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Personal Quote:

I realized that because I'd been producing so much work, I hadn't changed enough as a person between projects. At that point I couldn't make another movie even if I'd wanted to, because I hadn't had a life for so long.

Trivia:

His surname, "Swanberg", comes from his partial Swedish ancestry.

Trademark:

Heavy use of improvisation See more »

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