Catching up with a hilarious multi-hyphenate at Sundance.
When I saw The Death of Dick Long at Sundance in 2019 I was blown away by how funny, relevant, and shocking it was. But I was also happily surprised to see an old friend and frequent collaborator in a starring role. Andre Hyland and I worked together on numerous projects for HBO and Comedy Central years ago, and I know that like myself, Andre came from a very DIY Los Angeles Comedy Scene background. Seeing him get this kind of spotlight at Sundance was extremely exciting.
Later at the festival, we made some time to speak about how he built his career from DIY roots to starring in A24's The Death of Dick Long and writing/directing his own short Old Haunt, an official Sundance selection, and Vimeo Staff Pick.