Filmed in the spirit of Mark Duplass, Parker Seamans’s debut is a bittersweet road movie, a story about friendship, traveling through America and fulfilling dreams. Greenhorn actor Wes, who suffers from COVID-19, urges old friends from the advertising industry to visit and make the film he dreams of.
Heartfelt, hilarious, self-aware, & timely, Wes Schlagenhauf Is Dying is unlike anything you’ve seen before. Featuring committed performances by its three leads and a scene-stealing D’Arcy Carden, this DIY effort is a COVID movie that stresses the importance of laughter amidst crisis and chaos.
Parker Seaman’s previous work includes I’m Happy, I Promise (SXSW, 2020) and Dancer Boy (Vimeo Staff Pick), establishing a visual style comprised of mixed media and home video, telling stories that blur the line between fiction and reality. Wes Schlagenhauf Is Dying is Parker's directorial debut.
2020 Trust the Bum (short)
2020 Dancer Boy (short)
2022 Wes Schlagenhauf umiera / Wes Schlagenhauf is Dying