In Your Eyes, the new film written by Joss Whedon, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival Sunday night, but you can watch it online for $5 starting today. Whedon announced the unusual release plan for the film in a surprise video message after the New York screening. "This is exciting for us because it means we get to explore yet another new form of distribution... and we get $5," he said.
The film stars Zoe Kazan (It's Complicated) as Rebecca, who's living a lonely life on the East Coast as the wife of a successful doctor, and Michael Stahl-David (Cloverfield) as ex-con Dylan, who's looking for a new start in New Mexico. The two discover they have a mysterious connection and begin a metaphysical romance.
In Your Eyes, which was directed by Brin Hill (Ball Don't Lie) and also stars Nikki Reed, Mark Feuerstein, Jennifer Grey, and Steve Howey, is the second from Bellwether Pictures, the indie production company Whedon launched with his wife Kai Cole to produce micro-budget features outside of the studio system. The company's first movie was Much Ado About Nothing, the contemporary Shakespeare adaptation Whedon directed and filled with many actors from his past TV work, including Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Nathan Fillion, and Fran Kranz.
In Your Eyes is now available to rent via Vimeo On Demand at inyoureyesmovies.com. Check out the trailer below: