Awkward exchanges brought on by the clash of public personas and the less-honed identities that we mask has always been part and parcel of Mark Duplass‘s films, television work, and impressive acting career. The sublimation of the individuality of a long-married young professional is a crucial element in Togetherness, and their films together, including Cyrus and the undervalued Jeff, Who Lives at Home, are fascinated with other concepts of…let’s call it truthiness. And from the looks of the new trailer, similar interests seem to serve as the bedrock for Creep, in which Mark Duplass, who also serves as a producer, plays a mysterious man who hires a young filmmaker to work on a video project. The film was directed by Patrick Brice, who also plays the filmmaker in question and whose follow-up, The Overnight, will oddly be released a week before Creep, on June 19th via The Orchard.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Looking for work, Aaron (Patrick Brice) comes across a cryptic online ad: “$1,000 for the day. Filming service. Discretion is appreciated.”
Low on cash and full of naiveté, he decides to go for it. He drives to a cabin in a remote mountain town where he meets Josef (Mark Duplass), his cinematic subject for the day. Josef is sincere and the project seems heartfelt, so Aaron begins to film. But as the day goes on, it becomes clear that Josef is not who he says, and his intentions are not at all pure.
Creep will debut on iTunes on June 23rd and on Netflix on July 19th. Check out the trailer below: