Here’s How to Get a Walk on Role in Joss Whedon’s Next Film (Not The Avengers… sigh)
and let it be known
Basically, have money. Because a walk on role in In Your Eyes is currently being auctioned off on eBay. As of the writing of this post, bids have only just bumped over one thousand dollars.
In Your Eyes is the second film to be produced by Bellwether Productions, the company that Joss Whedon founded in order to release the Shakespeare adaptation that he filmed with a few friends while filming The Avengers. Whedon won’t be directing this time, that honor goes to Brin Hill, but he wrote the script. In Your Eyes is a supernatural romance “about two seemingly polar opposites who are deeply connected in ways neither could have ever imagined.” The winning bidder will be invited on set to film their part, and are allowed to bring a friend, but must also provide their own transportation to the shoot.
But the best part is that 100% of the proceeds from the auction will go to The Adrienne Shelly Foundation, posthumously founded for the actress of the same name. ASF promotes female filmmakers of all kinds through scholarships, production grants, finishing funds and living stipends in partnership with academic and non-academic film institutions. Before her murder, Shelly had completed filming on Waitress with Nathan Fillion, so it’s not unlikely that the connection between Whedon and the Foundation was made in that way.
So if you’ve got the cash and the motivation, get to bidding! The worst that could happen is that you support women in film. Which isn’t, of course, a bad thing after all.