I really love the film Four Eyed Monsters. I have Bryan Poyser to thank for recommending it, and after falling for it myself, we programmed it in SXSW 2005. It was a success, even winning runner-up for an audience award. Over the last year, fans like me have been steadily following the progress of the film finding an audience. There’s been a New York Times piece, countless festival appearances, a heavy MySpace presence, and clips sold via iTunes.
On Friday night in Manhattan, Arin and Susan from the film will take part in a discussion hosted by indieWIRE at the Apple Store – SoHo. I urge anyone in New York to check out what should be an enlightening discussion about a very unusual – yet very memorable – film. Here are the details:
WHEN: Friday, April 28th, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m
WHERE: Apple Store – SoHo, 103 Prince Street, NYC
Filmmakers Susan Buice and Arin Crumley will discuss their autobiographical digital feature film, “Four Eyed Monsters,” (made entirely on a Mac) which they are marketing through a unique video podcast series. The film, which screened at Slamdance and SXSW (among many other film festivals) blends narrative and non-fiction elements and captures the ups and downs of a relationship between two young, frustrated artists who meet online.
Buice and Crumley will explain how they developed the “Four Eyed Monsters” video podcast series which is distributed through MySpace and iTunes. The clips — including an online episodic series detailing Arin and Susan’s relationship with each other, their financial hardships and the struggle to get their movie out — have generated more than 60,000 downloads and are fueling the filmmakers’ own distribution plans for the project. The event will be moderated by indieWIRE Editor in Chief Eugene Hernandez. Read indieWIRE’s coverage of “Four Eyed Monsters” distribution efforts and their video podcast series.