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. Below you’ll find some of the best indie trailers of the week, plus unknown projects featured on sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo that need your help to get made. Check out this week’s picks below.
- THE DOUBLE: In Richard Ayoade‘s The Double, Jesse Eisenberg plays a man who is driven to insanity when he encounters his doppelganger. Ayoade, who made a spectacular directorial debut with Submarine is developing a unique and interesting style, and that, along with his wicked humor, can be seen in the latest trailer for The Double. Thus far, the film has been a hit at festivals, and it looks like people are really anticipating this one. The Double will open in the US on May 9. Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn, Noah Taylor and Yasmin Paige also star. Here’s the latest trailer:
- BLUE RUIN: Directed, written and shot by Brooklyn-based filmmaker Jeremy Saulnier, Blue Ruin follows a mysterious outsider who returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. The revenge thriller has received a lot of praise from critics at festivals like Cannes, TIFF and Sundance. Macon Blair plays the lead. Thanks to Radius-TWC, the film will hit theaters and VOD starting April 25th. Here’s the first trailer:
- WATERMARK: Water is our body’s most essential nutrient, but often times, we take it for granted. Filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtknsky have made a documentary, titled Watermark, that examines the relationship between humans and water. The film premiered at TIFF, where it beat out competition for the top Canadian film prize from two theatrical dramas: The Dirties and Gabrielle. Now Watermark is on its way to theaters. Watch it April 4. Here’s the trailer:
Indie Fundraiser Pick of the Week:
- I BELIEVE IN UNICORNS: Leah Meyerhoff‘s I Believe In Unicorns tells the story of Davina, an imaginative teenage girl who gets in over her head when she runs away with an older boy named Sterling. At first Davina is swept into a whirlwind of romance and adventure, but the enchantment of her new, dreamy relationship quickly fades when Sterling’s volatile side begins to emerge. I Believe In Unicorns is a personal film about troubled young love. The film will be making its debut at SXSW, and currently, Meyerhoff is trying to raise funds to finish off the film before it screens at the festival. If you would like to find out more about I Believe In Unicorns, head over to Kickstarter.
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?