Apr 23, 2014

    Avengers director releases new film online


    AVENGERS director Joss Whedon released his newest film, In Your Eyes, online just as it premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival late on Sunday, joining the ranks of film-makers experimenting with straight-to-consumer digital distribution.

    In a surprise video message to fans, Whedon said he was disappointed he could not be in New York for the debut of the paranormal love story that he wrote and which was directed by Brin Hill.

    But then he noted it was available worldwide and online for a US$5 (S$6.30) fee.

    "It is exciting for us because it means we get to explore yet another new form of distribution - and we get US$5," said the director behind the blockbuster Avengers franchise from Marvel.

    In Your Eyes is the love story of an East Coast housewife named Rebecca, played by Zoe Kazan (Revolutionary Road and It's Complicated), who is strangely connected with a former convict played by Michael Stahl-David (Cloverfield and The Congress), who lives in New Mexico.

    The film is available at and the US-based video-sharing website Vimeo.

    It is the second feature film by Los Angeles-based Bellwether Pictures, which was founded by Whedon and producer Kai Cole to bring micro-budget films directly to an audience.