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Photo of Joel Potrykus
Photo of Joel Potrykus

Joel Potrykus

“I’ve just never had the desire to write a character who was successful and doing good things for the world and being positive – that just doesn’t interest me at all. I want to see the people who are frustrated and cast out. What are they up to? What do they think? What do those people eat for breakfast and dinner? And how do they sleep? And how do they get by?”

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    Joel Potrykus United States, 2012

    Joel Potrykus is a force to be reckoned with, and Ape is his remarkable feature debut. An unnerving and wholly original indie comedy about a bitter, broke, pyromaniac comedian, it established the director’s talent for creating discomfiting, can’t-look-away character studies.

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Executive Producer