2009 | 100 minutes | NR | IMDb

Directed by Andrew Bujalski

Cinematography by Matthias Grunsky

Starring Tilly Hatcher, Maggie Hatcher & Alex Karpovsky

Premiered at the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival

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Beeswax revolves around the personal and professional entanglements of twin sisters Jeannie and Lauren - played by extraordinary newcomers Tilly and Maggie Hatcher - living in Austin, Texas. Jeannie co-owns a vintage clothing store with Amanda, a semi-estranged friend who she fears is trying to end their partnership. Lauren leads a looser, less tethered existence and is considering getting out of the country altogether. When Jeannie receives an email from Amanda threatening a lawsuit, she calls her law student ex-boyfriend Merrill for help. Eager for distraction from his own problems, he begins helping the sisters with theirs. Imbued with an innate charm, Beeswax is a story about family, friends and lovers and those awkward moments that bring all of them together. (Official)


- Director Andrew Bujalski met actress Maggie Hatcher when they went to school together at Harvard:
"Maggie is a college friend. Chantal Akerman discovered her. I was trying to cast my thesis film, and Chantal was my advisor. She spotted Maggie walking down a hallway on crutches - I think she'd had surgery on her knee after tearing her ACL playing rugby - and stopped her, told her she needed to get her contact information so that one of her students could audition her for a film. I didn't then and don't now have the bravery to approach a stranger like that, but obviously Chantal had a great instinct there."
- Produced by "Sorry, Thanks" director Dia Sokol

Filmed in Austin, Texas

Shot on the Arriflex Super16mm

"I have shot Beeswax on Kodak 7205 (film) for all the day scenes and 7218 for nights."
-- Matthias Grunsky

Budget: N/A


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