Joe Swanberg, one of the shining lights of the unfortunately named “mumblecore” movement and the subject of a Reader profile this week, directed the short film Hissy Fits in preparation for the feature-length LOL. The Internet is bad for you, go away. Unless it’s less deleterious than your coworkers, in which case stick around.

Here’s Swanberg on his new movie, the for-real-indie film scene, and filmmaking in Chicago.