Four Eyed Monsters

Four Eyed Monsters, a film by Susan Buice and Arin Crumley premiered at the slamdance film festival in 2005. It roughly follows Buice and Crumley's real life relationship; the couple initially communicated only through artistic means inspired to continue their online digital non-verbal courtship in the analog world. The film is a very low budget digital video production but has gained attention for its use of various web-related strategies in distribution and in its ability to build an audience through the use of online resources, a growing trend among contemporary American indie filmmakers. In 2007 it became the first ever feature film to be released on In 2010 the film was released on VODO where and placed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike license allowing audience members to redistribute or even alter as they wish. Since then a number of screenings have been utilized taking advantage of this open license.


A shy videographer (Arin) and an uninspired artist working as a waitress (Susan) meet on the Internet and spark a relationship. Fed up with the usual dating game, the two decide to not communicate verbally, only through artistic means to see if they can make it work.


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    director Arin Crumley Susan Buice
    editor Arin Crumley Susan Buice
    genre drama
    keywords date
    musicBy Andrew A. Peterson
    publisher self-distributed
    theme dance independent