10/19/2011 10:47 am ET Updated Dec 19, 2011

Filmmaking Collective Borderline Films On Their Breakout Elizabeth Olsen Movie

hen best friends and indie filmmakers Sean Durkin, 29, Antonio Campos, 28, and Josh Mond, 28, first touched down at the Sundance Film Festival in January, they figured they'd handle it like they handle making movies: all together and on the cheap. They'd rented a five-bedroom condo. It would be home to fifteen-odd friends, family, and cast and crew members who helped them make their latest collaboration, the cults-and-country-homes psychological thriller Martha Marcy May Marlene, for around $600,000.
"We went there thinking, 'Holy fuck! We're going to Sundance! Who has to sleep on the couch?' " says Campos. That would be him. He shared "an awful pullout" in the living room with one of the film's actors, Brady Corbet, who was 22. Others in the room crashed on La-Z-Boys.

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