The Troublemakers follows the lives of four down-on-their-luck characters. Surrounded by the vestiges of conspicuous consumption, they struggle to survive outside of society, fashioning their own aesthetics of poverty and devising strategies to navigate a surveillance society, evading or performing for cameras everywhere.
The Troublemakers is equally fact and fiction, documentary and performance, home movie and narrative – the line is blurred and distinctions become meaningless. Shot in the condemned home of director G.B. Jones and lead actors Caroline Azar and Bruce LaBruce, the total cost of the film was the price of 7 cartridges, 3 minutes in length, of Super 8 film.