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.
- IN YOUR EYES: Joss Whedon is trying something new with In Your Eyes. The film, directed by Brin Hill, debuted at Tribeca Film Festival earlier this month, and Whedon shocked everyone by announcing–immediately after the screening–that the film was now available to stream online for only $5. In Your Eyes, which is described as a “metaphysical romance,” stars Zoe Kazan and Michael Stahl-David. A trailer for the film arrived this week and it offers a better look at what kind of romance we’re dealing with here. Remember, you can head over to InYourEyesMovie.com to see the whole thing. Here’s the trailer:
- TRUST ME: Clark Gregg is best known for his role as Phil Coulson in The Avengers and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. But when he’s not working with superheroes, Gregg makes movies of his own. Trust Me, which was directed, written by and also stars Gregg, tells the story of a former child star, now struggling agent for child actors who spends years losing his most talented clients to his slick, arch-nemesis Aldo Shocklee. Amanda Peet and Sam Rockwell co-star in this indie comedy. The film will hit VOD and iTunes on May 6. Here’s the trailer:
- THE RISE AND RISE OF BITCOIN: It’s hard to explain the documentary The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin due to its fascinating, but extremely confusing topic – the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. Directed by Nicholas Mross, this hot-button documentary follows a computer programmer who becomes fascinated with the digital currency Bitcoin, and through his involvement in the Bitcoin community, the audience learns the impending global impact of this amazing new technology. THR reviewed the film saying that it “is admirably up-to-the-minute, including major developments that happened just weeks before [the film premiered at] Tribeca.” The film doesn’t seem to have a release date yet, but here’s the latest trailer:
Indie Fundraiser Pick of the Week:
- IMMOBILE HOME: Directed, written and starring Kira Hesser, Immobile Home is a dark comedy about a girl who has a colossal career failure and the ensuing odyssey for advice on what to do next. This “millennial” is in search of a meaningful career, but after being fired from her job she’s forced to move back in with her father and step mother. Hesser, for those of you who are hardcore Matilda fans, plays Hortencia. Hesser’s obviously older now, but she hasn’t lost her passion for filmmaking. Currently, Hesser is trying to raise funds for Immobile Home on Kickstarter. Head over to her campaign page to find out how you can help.
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?