Joss Whedon's film directorial debut drew crowds. From The Scotsman:
HUGE demand for tickets to see the directorial debut of the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer has forced organisers of the Edinburgh International Film Festival to arrange more screenings. In an unprecedented move the festival will now show two more screenings of Oscar and Emmy-nominated Joss Whedon's world premiere of Serenity. The film, based on his cult television series Firefly, is set 500 years in the future, and centres on Captain Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds, a hardened veteran who fought on the losing side in a galactic civil war. Reynolds ekes out a living pulling off small crimes and transporting passengers and cargo on the Firefly-class ship, Serenity. He leads a small, eclectic crew who are the closest thing he has left to family - squabbling, insubordinate and utterly loyal.