Tim Kirkman’s drama about two men who reunite after 15 years is so well-written and acted you feel like you’re eavesdropping. A movie like this one wouldn’t work if the actors were anything less than inspired, and Lucas Near-Verbrugghe and Aaron Costa Ganis are both so good that by the end of the film they feel like new friends you’ve made. The Mojave settings are magnificent, and they lend the film some real visual flavor. “Lazy Eye” is a small-scale movie, but there are far bigger dramas that don’t leave this kind of afterglow.
-Owen Gleiberman, VARIETY
LAZY EYE is the story of Dean (Lucas Near-Verbrugghe), a Los Angeles-based graphic designer who reconnects with Alex (Aaron Costa Ganis), the great lost love of his life from fifteen years earlier. Over the course of a weekend at a vacation house in the scenic Mojave Desert near Joshua Tree, passions re-ignite and secrets are revealed that will forever alter both of their lives.
Shot on location in Joshua Tree and Los Angeles, LAZY EYE was written and directed by Tim Kirkman, produced by Kirkman and Todd Shotz, executive produced by John Ainsworth, Gill Holland, Zvi Howard Rosenman and Leesa Wagner, and co-executive produced by Kelly Woyan and Ian Reinhard.