May. 6, 2014 by Wesleyan Alumni Community
From his micro studio Bellwether Pictures, Joss Whedon ’87 writes and executive produces In Your Eyes…and offers it to you on Vimeo for $5. Following the 2013 indie release Much Ado About Nothing, this film “did a Beyoncé” and debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 20. Fans had no idea that the Avengers director had another creative offering up his sleeve – or rather, on their computers.
The following is from a review on Vulture.com:
How Whedon-esque is Joss Whedon’s new film, In Your Eyes? The film, which premiered last night at the Tribeca Film Festival and is now available for rental online, was written and produced by the Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator and Avengers director, but he’s not the director — Brin Hill is. When Vulture caught up with Hill and the cast (which includes Zoe Kazan, Nikki Reed, Mark Feuerstein, and Michael Stahl-David in a breakout performance) at the premiere and after-party at China Blue, we had to get to the bottom of this question.
First, there was the level of involvement, which Hill graciously assured us was of the highest order, although Whedon’s main direction was, “Make a good movie!” Hill laughed.
Then there’s the sense of style. Kazan calls it “Joss Whedon meets Nicholas Sparks,” because the supernatural romance “has some of the emotional life of Buffy, using the supernatural stuff to talk about real issues.”
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