5.1/10
750
68 user 6 critic

The Buried Secret of M. Night Shyamalan (2004)

Through revealing interviews with M. Night Shyamalan's childhood friends and neighbors, Academy Award nominated filmmaker Nathaniel Kahn seeks to uncover the director's most intimate ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Telescope (TV Movie 2016)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Nathaniel Kahn
Stars: Jon Arenberg, Blake Bullock, Julianne Dalcanton
My Architect (2003)
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Director Nathaniel Kahn searches to understand his father, noted architect Louis Kahn, who died bankrupt and alone in 1974.

Director: Nathaniel Kahn
Stars: Edmund Bacon, Edwina Pattison Daniels, Balkrishna Doshi
The Village (2004)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A series of events tests the beliefs of a small isolated countryside village.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Stars: Sigourney Weaver, William Hurt, Joaquin Phoenix
Drama | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Apartment building superintendent Cleveland Heep rescues what he thinks is a young woman from the pool he maintains. When he discovers that she is actually a character from a bedtime story who is trying to make the journey back to her home, he works with his tenants to protect his new friend from the creatures that are determined to keep her in our world.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Stars: Paul Giamatti, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeffrey Wright
The Visit I (2015)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Two siblings become increasingly frightened by their grandparents' disturbing behavior while visiting them on vacation.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Stars: Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould, Deanna Dunagan
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Filmmakers discuss how Francois Truffaut's 1966 book "Cinema According to Hitchcock" influenced their work.

Director: Kent Jones
Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Wes Anderson, Peter Bogdanovich
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

65 years after a masked serial killer terrorized the small town of Texarkana, the so-called 'moonlight murders' begin again. Is it a copycat or something even more sinister? A lonely high ... See full summary »

Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Stars: Addison Timlin, Veronica Cartwright, Anthony Anderson
Frequency (2000)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An accidental cross-time radio link connects father and son across 30 years. The son tries to save his father's life, but then must fix the consequences.

Director: Gregory Hoblit
Stars: Dennis Quaid, Jim Caviezel, Shawn Doyle
The Happening (2008)
Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A science teacher, his wife, and a young girl struggle to survive a plague that causes those infected to commit suicide.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo
Documentary | Short | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In 1964, Leon Fleisher's career as a concert pianist was thriving. A seemingly minor accident - a cut on his right thumb - led to dystonia, the involuntary curling of his right hand's ring ... See full summary »

Director: Nathaniel Kahn
Stars: Leon Fleisher, Daniel B. Drachman, Tessy Brungardt
Split (2017)
Thriller

Plot is being kept under wraps.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Stars: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Kim Director
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Billy Arrowood ...
Himself - Location Scout
...
Himself
...
Himself - Author
...
Himself
...
Himself
Callum Greene ...
Himself
Adrian M. Hickman ...
Video Store Manager
Nathaniel Kahn ...
Himself
...
Cecilia Meadows
...
Publicist
Brick Mason ...
Himself - Storyboard Artist
...
Teenage Fan
...
Javier Ortega
...
Herself - Film Commissioner
...
Jennifer
Edit

Storyline

Through revealing interviews with M. Night Shyamalan's childhood friends and neighbors, Academy Award nominated filmmaker Nathaniel Kahn seeks to uncover the director's most intimate secrets and learn how they've been woven into the stories of his intensely powerful movies! And in addition to talks with cast and crew members, you'll witness insightful discussions with celebrities. Written by Movieman

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Sci-Fi

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 July 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

M. Night: Portrait of a Filmmaker  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This entire film was a mockumentary that was advertised as an unauthorized bio of reclusive director M. Night Shyamalan. After going as far as Shyamalan reporting to the press that he was upset about the release of this film, many fans and journalists became upset when they later learned it was all a hoax. The Sci-Fi channel released an apology a few days before release for their campaign strategies. See more »

Connections

References Psycho (1960) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A Well-Made Hoax
19 July 2004 | by (Bend, OR) – See all my reviews

I admit it.

I bought into this show because of the dizzying amount of air time the Sci-Fi channel used to promote it and my interest in Mr. Shyamalan.

Five minutes into it, I knew I'd been duped.

As I told my wife...

If Nathaniel Kahn and his crew were indeed shooting a conventional documentary, you never would've heard the Sci-Fi Channel executive's portion of the phone call during the opening sequence in the hotel room, only Nathaniel's. There would have been no reason to "mic" the caller unless it were planned that way.

At that point in the "doc" they would've had no idea they were taking an "alternate creative direction" and simply wouldn't have that elaborate of set-up so early on.

Still, well-made and interesting. Too bad legitimate news organizations were so easily tricked by Sci-Fi's publicity department.

As for those of you posting comments thinking what you saw was real, please refer to "War of the Worlds".


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
What happened ChrisRedfield69
THEY ADMITTED IT'S FAkE-SEE STORY ON ZAP2IT adia07
Worst bit of film ever printed... Eskimo101
Lost a little respect for Night there.. FrauMachina
Just a hoax putridr
what the heck??? LastAmericanGrl

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?