Joss Whedon releases new film as $5 digital download

Joss Whedon. Photo/supplied
Joss Whedon. Photo/supplied

Joss Whedon is releasing a film he wrote as a US$5 (NZ$5.84) digital download, bypassing the normal channels of independent film distribution.

In a video announcement following the premiere of the supernatural romance In Your Eyes at the Tribeca Film Festival, Whedon says the film will immediately be released online via Vimeo On Demand and InYourEyesMovie.com.

The film, which Whedon wrote and produced, stars Zoe Kazan and Michael Stahl-David.

The release will be the second film release for Whedon's "micro studio'' Bellwether Productions, following last year's adaptation of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing.

Whedon has experimented previously with digital releases. His 2008 miniseries Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog was among the first high-profile Web series.

Whedon currently is working on the Avengers sequel Age of Ultron, to be released next year.

- AP

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