Rough House Pictures, the joint venture between David Gordon Green, Jody Hill and Danny McBride, announced today that they have signed on as executive producers of the new documentary “Fraud,” ahead of its Los Angeles premiere at the AFI Festival next week. Written and directed by Dean Fleischer-Camp (“Marcel the Shell with Shoes On”), and produced by Riel Roch-Decter and Sebastian Pardo of MEMORY, the film features a family’s home movies that document a crime spree and the bid to outrun the consequences. Born from a series of innocuous YouTube videos, “Fraud” reveals one family’s struggle for the American Dream and the types of stories we tell online.
“The whole time I was watching it I was thinking, ‘I’ve never seen anything like this before,'” said Jody Hill. “I couldn’t look away. I had to see what happened next . It had me going all the way through the end. It’s probably the most fun movie I’ve seen in the last couple of years.”
“I am so so pleased to be working with Rough House on this film, which has been a wild and unconventional labor of love,” said Fleischer-Camp. “Their energetic support and partnership on this is a testament to their creative ingenuity and truly thrilling lack of good judgement.”
Following its success with the hit HBO comedy series “Eastbound and Down,” Rough House has established itself as a unique hub for both comedy and drama. They have produced films such as Rick Alverson’s “The Comedy,” David Gordon Green’s “Prince Avalanche” and “Joe,” “Camp X-Ray” and most recently, HBO’s new series “Vice Principals.”
“Fraud” made its world premiere at the Hot Docs International Film Festival in May. It later screened at BAMcinemaFest and Fantastic Fest. It will premiere at AFI on November 12.