The Eyes Thesis Film

The Film:

The Eyes, is a film based on Edith Wharton’s short story of the same title from the book, Tales of Men and Ghosts. This film follows Andrew Culwin, a literary professor, when he goes home to visit his aunt for the holidays. There, he is encouraged into a relationship with a young woman, Alice, who is fairly new to town. All seems normal until the hauntings begin. The Eyes is a story of love, death, and how far one would go to keep the skeletons in the closet.

Why are we making The Eyes?

When we first thought about what film we wanted to make we knew we wanted to challenge ourselves. We did not want to pick an easy story to tell. In previous projects we have produced we have tackled topics such as invisible disabilities, mental illness, and eating disorders. For each one we educate ourselves and work with the communities we are depicting so not to misrepresent anyone. For The Eyes, we did the exact same thing. We worked with the LGBT+ comunity durring all aspects of the production by reaching out to some of the top LGBT+ film critics in the country. 

Who we are:

Nuria and Nicolas are Bachelor of Fine Art visual media arts students at Emerson College in Boston. They have worked together over their time at Emerson, they worked together on Nicolas' first film Speak to Me, as judges for the Arlington International Film Festival, as well as serving as General Manager and Deputy General Manager for Emerson Independent Video the largest student run production organization in the USA. 

Nuria Pellicer:
Nuria Pellicer was born in Canada and raised in the United Arab Emirates. She is currently based in Boston where she is a film production student at Emerson College. Over the last couple of years she has focused on producing and post-production. This year at Emerson College she is the General Manager of Emerson Independent Video, the largest student run production organization in the country, as well as a judge for the Arlington International Film Festival.

Nicolas Thilo-McGovern:

Nicolas Thilo-McGovern was born and raised in Cambridge, MA. It was there where he discovered his two passions in life, filmmaking and politics. Nicolas was born into a political family; his father a politician and social worker, and his mother a women's rights activist and later a leading member of the housing organization A Better Cambridge. Starting when he was only 7 years old, Nicolas made films with his friends on the weekends and when he went to high school at Cambridge Rindge and Latin took what he learned to a local television studio. Currently he studies at Emerson College in Boston MA where he is majoring in Visual Media Arts and minoring in Marketing Communications.

What's the money for? 

Here is how our budget will be split up. We are going to have three shoot dates, two in Cambridge and one overnight shoot in Rockport. Most of the money we raise will go towards feeding our crew and getting them from Boston to Rockport as well as paying for actors. 



Each donation over $5 will recieve a thank you on our Facebook page. 

Each donation over $15 will recieve a The Eyes postcard.
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    • $100 
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    • $200 
    • 32 mos
  • James McGovern 
    • $100 
    • 32 mos
  • Patricia Collinge  
    • $50 
    • 32 mos
  • Josh Gorman 
    • $10 
    • 32 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Nuria Pellicer 
Cambridge, MA
Nicolas Thilo-McGovern 
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