We tend to hate on Hollywood studios because of the movie projects they choose to fund (Transformers 4, anyone?). So much of typical Hollywood product tends to be huge, expensive spectacles with little-to-no story, heavy special effects and poor acting. So, we at ScreenCrave have decided to help jump behind the indie film. Every week we’ve been bringing you an Indie Fundraiser Roundup, which features projects seen on sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Now we’re adding on to it by including some of the Best Indie Film Trailers Of The Week. Check out this week’s picks below.
- GREETINGS FROM TIM BUCKLEY: A new trailer for the film Greetings From Tim Buckley has been released. The film, which stars Gossip Girl‘s Penn Badgley, focuses on the eve of the public singing debut that launched Jeff Buckley’s career as he comes to terms with the legacy of his late father Tim Buckley. Greetings is being released by Tribeca Film and Focus World on May 3rd. It’ll also be available on VOD starting April 16th.
- YOU’RE NEXT: You’re Next has been sitting on a shelf at Lionsgate since 2011, when the studio picked it up at the Toronto Film Festival. The midnight slasher will finally get a release this year on August 23. You’re Next is about a family who is under attack by thugs in animal masks. It stars Sharni Vinson, AJ Bowen, Barbara Crampton, Rob Moran, Nicholas Tucci, Amy Seimetz and Wendy Gleen. It’s directed by Adam Wingard, and written by Simon Barret. According to Deadline, the film recently resurfaces at SXSW as part of the studio’s campaign for the film.
- SEE GIRL RUN: Robin Tunney and Adam Scott star in Nate Meyer‘s romantic drama See Girl Run, which was acquired by Phase 4 Films after debuting at SXSW last May. The film follows a settled down 30-something who begins to realize that her life hasn’t gone as planned. She begins to pursue an old flame that try and reignite old feelings. The film will get a limited theater run and VOD release on April 26.
Indie Fundraiser Pick of the Week:
- THE TEACHER: Before becoming a filmmaker, Jeremy Engle was a teacher for over 10 years. He’s taken his experience and made films like Mosquito, about kids growing up in NYC in the 1970′s. The short won several awards including Spirit of Slamdance Award. Now, Engle is making his first feature film entitled The Teacher, which focuses on a young, white and idealistic man named Vance who has always been successful in everything he has done. But as he begins a new phase of his life at a NYC public high school, he must decide what kind of teacher he wants to be to connect. Engle has already begun rehearsing with his ensemble of first-time teenage actors, and plans to begin shooting the film this summer. If you would like to contribute to this project, head over to Kickstarter to find out more.
Those are the projects we have for you this week. Be sure to check back every week for our Best Indie Film Trailers of the Week–helping you stay informed about indie cinema.
Which of these projects interests you? Got one we missed?