When you look at actor 's body of work, it's kind of incredible to think that the versatile, multitalented man has never yet been behind the camera and in the director's seat up to this point. But that has been remedied with the creation of his directorial debut, the oddly-punctuated ...And She Was My Eve, which was also written by him for Canon's team-up project with producer . Canon's Project Imaginat10n chose 10 winners and Foxx built the script and short around the still images from the winners of the contest.
It's trippy, but not necessarily in a way that immediately makes it a great short, and it definitely feels like a first-time effort, but it will be interesting to see where else Foxx takes his efforts behind the camera. And he intends to, with a new series for SyFy called 31 Days of Halloween in the works, having been bitten by the director's bug:
I’ve watched over the shoulder of some of the best directors in the world: Quentin Tarantino, Oliver Stone, Antoine Fuqua, Taylor Hackford. A lot of those shots that I used in my short was directly from rubbing up against those guys.
It gave me the bug. I want to be able to do things with no constraints and really just go at it. I’ve got a couple of comedies I want to make and a thriller I want to direct.
Foxx wasn't the only celebrity director tapped by Canon to direct a short film. The other four were Biz Stone, , , and James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem. Check out the official website to scope their films.
In the meantime, what did you think of Foxx's directorial debut? Does he have talent behind the camera, or should he just stick to acting?