Much Ado About Nothing
The script is Shakespeare’s, largely unchanged, but set in modern times in Joss Whedon’s home in Santa Monica, California. Filmed in black and white, it’s really a passion project, filmed with friends and family we recognize from the Whedonverse while he was on vacation celebrating a birthday milestone. The story of love, society, expectation and betrayal is timeless, and Whedon infuses it with modern sensibility.
The story about real love versus the appearance of love was liberally infused with people and places Whedon loves. Set in their home, designed by his wife, with music created by his brother and sister-in-law, old friends as actors, and a real dinner party as a backdrop, it is the embodiment of taking something timeless and universal, making it personal, and sharing that personal connection with the world at large, making us all feel like we’re in it together.