Private Project

In Your Eyes

Stacy is a typical teenager, ignoring her stepmother Brittany and watching television late into the night, while the man in the television is watching a lot of Stacy too. When she disappears in the middle of the night, Brittany's maternal instincts will be tested against unknowable forces.

A showcase for the filmmakers' budget practical and optical special effects, "In Your Eyes" was originally produced in two weeks for the Capital City Film Festival's 2019 Fortnight Film Contest.

  • DT Kofoed
    New Year's Kiss, Man Out of Time, the City Loves You, The Third Day
  • DT Kofoed
    New Year's Kiss, Man Out of Time
  • Tara Alexander
    Man Out of Time, The Third Day
  • Lee Ivy
  • Midori Ivy
    Key Cast
    New Year's Kiss, Man Out of Time
  • Gwenyvaer Kofoed
    Key Cast
  • Lee Ivy
    Key Cast
    Man Out of Time
  • Dax Sterner
    Key Cast
    "Creepy Man"
  • Ryan Bliton
    Man Out of Time
  • DT Kofoed
    Special Effects
    Man Out of Time
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  • Genres:
    Horror, Creepypasta, Urban Legend, Folk Tale, Supernatural, Drama
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 7, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Fortnight Film Contest
    Lansing, MI
    United States
    April 21, 2019
    rough cut - competition screening
  • Independent Horror Movie Awards

    United States
    Nominee: Best Special Effects, Best Atmosphere, Best Original Concept
  • Shock Stock
    London, ON
    August 14, 2020
    World Festival Premiere
  • Videodrunk
    Oshawa, ON
    December 5, 2020
  • Over Forty Film Festival
    Carnegie, PA
    United States
    July 3, 2021
    US Festival Premiere
  • Novi, MI
    United States
    July 30, 2021
    Michigan Festival Premiere
Director Biography - DT Kofoed

A lifelong fan of cinema, DT Kofoed has studied the theory and visual narrative conventions of comics and film, published academically on those subjects, and taught creative writing at both Michigan State University and the University of South Dakota. Through hands-on experience and pure hubris, he has reverse-engineered that theory into crude practice.

As a working filmmaker with a neuro-muscular disability, frequently wearing the hats of Writer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Effects Artist, and Producer all at once, he has come to believe that life is too uncertain to waste time with timid Art.

He lives and shoots in Lansing's REO Town, in the heart of Michigan. Half his year is sacrificed to the Threadbare Mitten Film Festival.

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Director Statement

Hooper/Spielberg's "Poltergeist" left a lasting terror in me from my childhood. Spice that with some modern Creepypasta, a Cronenberg-ian body aesthetic, and a family drama based on my history of telling female-based stories in film, and the result is "In Your Eyes."