Official Selection: Sheffield Doc Fest
Stephen Groo has made more than 166 low budget movies in eighteen years, with a dedicated group of collaborators, a very supportive family, and a cult fanbase. Groo’s imagination runs riot even if his budgets are rock-bottom low. While making The Unexpected Race – a fantasy love story and a human and an elf – he discovers that one of his most famous fans is actor Jack Black.
Not only does The Insufferable Groo explore the filmmaker and his work, it also examines Groo’s relationship to his family and collaborators, and makes for essential viewing.
In The Insufferable Groo, director Scott Christopherson and producer Jared Hess (director of Napolean Dynamiteand Nacho Libreamongst others) have created a fascinating study in the endurance of the human spirit, the excitement of filmmaking, and the visions of one very dedicated filmmaker.
“The Insufferable Groo is a great how-to (or how-not-to, depending on your school of thought) film on all that goes into creating an independent film.” – Film Threat
Screens with the short film The Sand Boy.