Talking Wholphin


The filmmaker blog Stream has an interview with Brent Hoff, the former Daily Show and Best Week Ever writer, who along with Dave Eggers, created and curates the McSweeney’s DVD magazine, Wholphin. Having featured short films from Spike Jonze, David Russell, Miranda July, and Alexander Payne, in addition to countless videos from up and coming filmmakers, Wholphin compiles rare and unseen works: dead pilots, documentaries, and rescued videos – in the case of the the current issue, “a short film about Darfuri rebels literally smuggled out of Sudan in the back of a horse cart.”

Hoff talks about the beginning of the magazine, the selection process, and what’s in store for the future of the magazine, like working towards full, downloadable issues.

Read the interview

— Watch a trailer for House Hunting, based on a short story by Michael Chabon, starring Paul Rudd and Zooey Deschanel. Directed by Amy Lippman. Part of the Winter 2008 issue.

— April 29th: preview screening of issue 6 in Los Angeles

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