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Thank You Very Much

Venice Classics
Alex Braverman
Lauren Belfer, Alex Braverman, Wavelength Production (Jenifer Westphal, Joe Plummer), Tremolo Productions (Morgan Neville, Caitrin Rogers), Elara Pictures (Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie, Ronald Bronstein), Chuck Braverman, Rick Rubin
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Brandon Somerhalder Jeremy Leach
Alan Lowe, Jarad Jeter
Chris Bear, Darian Sahanaja, Noveller, Max Braverman, Alessandro Cortini
As themselves:Andy Kaufman, Danny DeVito, Steve Martin, Marilu Henner, Bob Zmuda, Lynne Margulies, James L. Brooks, Laurie Anderson


In his short, enigmatic life, Andy Kaufman entertained and transfixed audiences while simultaneously driving them away. His work dissolved the boundaries separating reality from fiction, and his commitment to performance, both on stage and off, rendered any distinctions between his characters and his real life useless. Was he a comic, an affable sit-com star, a washed-up lounge singer, a bus boy, a professional wrestler, a hoaxer, a provocateur or a pest? Nearly 40 years after his supposed death, one question still puzzles fans and haters alike: “was that for real?” Thank You Very Much is the definitive documentary look at how a shy, oddball kid from Long Island, New York, became the most polarizing performance artist of the 20th century.

Director's Statement

The greatest joy of making a documentary about Andy Kaufman is that he is impossible to define. The musicality of his act, his shapeshifting, and wild tonal experimentation gave us a thrilling, enigmatic performer whose influence can still be felt across our entertainment, art, even politics. But for me, his most indelible legacy is that he wasn’t afraid to be the fullest, most beguiling version of himself no matter how others responded to it. That’s his genius. I’m thrilled to have been able to spend this much time immersed in his world and couldn’t be prouder to share my vision of his life and work.


PRODUCTION 1: Jenifer Westphal, Joe Plummer – Wavelength Productions
63 Flushing Avenue, Building 212, Suite #501
11205 – Brooklyn, United States of America
Tel. +1 9174359909

PRODUCTION 2: Morgan Neville, Caitrin Rogers - Tremolo Productions
766 Colorado Blvd.
90041 - Los Angeles, United States of America
Tel. +1 2134139200

PRODUCTION 3: Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie, Ronald Bronstein - Elara Pictures
1181 Broadway, Fl 7
10001 - New York, United States of America
Tel. +1 9172616959

PRESS OFFICE: Jessica Lacy - Range Media Partners
2425 Michigan Ave
90404 - Santa Monica, United States of America
Tel. +1 3104004366

US PRESS OFFICE: Emilie Spiegel, Ryan Werner – Cinetic Marketing
United States of America
Tel. +1 5165249392 Tel. +1 9172547653

ITALIAN PRESS OFFICE: Jon Rushton, Emilie Spiegel– Cinetic Marketing

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