Benten/Watchmaker acquires Zhen Wei's 'Eyes'
* * *Helmer Zhen Wei’s “Fish Eyes” has been acquired by Benten/Watchmaker Films. Deal includes rights in North America, the U.K. and Europe to theatrical, DVD, TV and online releases of the Chinese drama, set in the months between the Sichuan earthquake and the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Pic had its North American preem at the Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday. Wei shot the pic in 18 days and made it for less than $40,000. Benten, previously a DVD-only label, will release the film theatrically.