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.
- MAGIC MAGIC: In his latest film, Michael Cera plays an ultra creepy character that likes terrorizing cute blonde girls that look like Juno Temple. Directed by Sebastian Silva, the film, titled Magic Magic, follows a young American girl who goes on vacation to Chile with her cousin and three of her friends, but as soon as her cousin leaves, everyone begins to terrorize her and she slowly starts to go insane. Magic Magic made its debut at Sundance, and also played at Cannes, but you’ll only be able to see it on DVD. The flick hits stands on August 6th.
- STRANDED: The same guy who directed one of the worst sci-fi films (Battlefield Earth) of all time has made another movie, and you know what, it doesn’t look that bad. Roger Christian‘s Stranded is a low-budget horror-thriller, starring Christian Slater, that centers on a space station gone wrong after a meteor storm. Look, we’re not saying that Stranded looks like the next best thing, but if you’re into this sort of thing, then maybe you’ll like it (plus everyone deserves a second chance). The film hits select theaters July 26th.
- THE STRANGE COLOUR OF YOUR BODY’S TEARS: The pair behind Amer (a truly under-appreciated and beautiful film) have made another movie. Brune Forzani and Helene Cattet‘s sophomore film The Strange Colour Of Your Body’s Tears is about a husband who plunges into a world of nightmare and violence while searching for his missing wife. The first teaser trailer is brief but crawling with violence – it features a shocking, slow-motion image of a woman in pain. No word on when the film will be released yet, but we’re excited about this one.
Indie Fundraiser Pick of the Week:
- TEETH: Jennifer Cox‘s 20 minute short Teeth, is about a 13-year-old girl named Daisy Brown who suffers a strange illness – her teeth won’t stop growing. Of course, the short has a lot more to it than that, and you can get a taste of its tone in the video Cox and her producers made for their Kickstarter campaign. The filmmaker describes the film as “quirky, funny and a bit dark,” featuring animated dream sequences and fantastical elements. Think Freaks and Geeks meets Donnie Darko. If you would like to help make this project a reality, head over to Kickstarter where you will find out more information.
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? Which are you looking forward to? Got one we missed?