DVD International and Aftermath Media, producers of “Tender Loving Care, ” are teaming up for the industry’s premier “made for” DVD film. The Watcher, which will begin production in March, 2000 under Aftermath Media’s new Digital Circus banner, will be produced both as a linear theatrical release, and as an interactive DVD.
“The Watcher” will take advantage of the high-tech digital equipment that has made Aftermath Media innovators in the industry. The film will be recorded on Digital BetaCam, allowing the producers to shoot the production entirely with natural lighting. Following the completion of the film, Wheeler and partner Rob Landeros will spend the next nine months incorporating interactive properties for the film’s DVD release. The entire production will then be transferred to film for theatrical release.
DVD International will have exclusive worldwide rights to the interactive program, releasing “The Watcher” worldwide on DVD. It is a contemporary, edgy urban story about obsession, art, eroticism and murder. It follows the story of a beautiful and mysterious artist named Jane, a recluse who expresses herself only through her art.