Interview: Daniel Scheinert & Cast – The Death of Dick Long | 2019 Sundance Film Festival
What do the DANIELS do in between, well, being the DANIELS? Daniel Scheinert, the self-proclaimed redneck half of the duo, answers this question with his solo project, The Death of Dick Long. This corpse-centric caper Set in Scheinert’s Alabama hometown, Dick Long follows two bumbling band-mates (Andre Hyland and Michael Abbott Jr.) as they fail miserably at covering up a friends’ death. Part Coen-brothers, part Dumb and Dumber, Billy Chew’s goofy script has a few major twists up its sleeve.
As Scheinert tells it, Dick Long is a homegrown film, made for therapeutic purposes: he needed some old fashioned R&R with friends & family. Upon watching the film, it’s immediately clear that no one else besides Scheinert or his Alabama-pal Chew could have realized this story. For Scheinert, it’s all about authenticity—in this case, making the movie to crack up himself and his buddies. This is a spoiler-sensitive movie, so beware of any festival coverage other than IONCINEMA.com’s … and look below for our interview with Scheinert, Abott Jr., and Hyland before the world premiere.