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18 July 2004 (USA) See more »
Through revealing interviews with M. Night Shyamalan's childhood friends and neighbors, Academy Award... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Billy Arrowood ... Himself - Location Scout

Adrien Brody ... Himself

Deepak Chopra ... Himself - Author

Johnny Depp ... Himself

Sean Andrew Fash ... Himself
Callum Greene ... Himself
Adrian M. Hickman ... Video Store Manager
Nathaniel Kahn ... Himself

Maggie Kiley ... Cecilia Meadows

Ilana Levine ... Publicist
Brick Mason ... Himself - Storyboard Artist

Griffin Newman ... Teenage Fan

Chandler Parker ... Javier Ortega

Sharon Pinkenson ... Herself - Film Commissioner

Jicky Schnee ... Jennifer

M. Night Shyamalan ... Himself
Benjamin Smolen ... Shyamalan fan
John F. Street ... Himself - Mayor of Philadelphia
Greg Urban ... Himself - Anthropology Professor

Directed by
Nathaniel Kahn 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Melissa Foster 

Produced by
Geoff Garrett .... associate producer
Callum Greene .... producer
Original Music by
Jeff Beal 
Cinematography by
Robert Richman 
Film Editing by
Brad Fuller 
Geraldine Peroni 
Costume Design by
Luca Mosca 
Production Management
Jen Wall .... production supervisor
Sound Department
Matthew T. Duncan .... sound recordist
Gary Gegan .... sound re-recording mixer
Matthew Iadarola .... supervising sound re-recording mixer
Chris Navarro .... adr recordist
Edward L. O'Connor .... sound recordist
Editorial Department
Nicholas Corrao .... second assistant editor
Jason Marshall .... post-production coordinator
Kimberly Saree Tomes .... associate editor
Music Department
James Flatto .... music editor
Katherine Gordon Miller .... music assistant
Craig Pettigrew .... music editor
Other crew
Nana Ashong .... production assistant
Andrew Cinquino .... production assistant
Josh L. Gamez .... production assistant
Benjamin Goldberg .... production coordinator
Brandon Murphy .... production assistant
Peter W. Root .... office production assistant
Julian Ruhe .... location manager

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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 »
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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Silly and Moronic, 19 July 2004
Author: driver_8 from the Greater Southwest

M. Night is a pretty big star. Which made me wonder why this documentary on him would be on a basic cable station. Actually, it was on one of the cable stations down towards the end that nobody watches. I used to watch it when it had MST 3000 on it. OK, you know which one? Well, after sitting through the most painful first hour of this, I realized why others passed on it. Man! This was horrible! I mean, made for 1st graders, simplistic and silly. It acts like a documentary, but in reality, it is a bunch of bad actors, working without pay, pretending to be part of M. Night's earlier life. Speaking of MST 3000, this actually would have been entertaining, had Mike and the bots gotten hold of it. However, without them, it is just humiliatingly bad. I enjoy his movies, but beware of this foul offering.

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