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18 July 2004 (USA) See more »
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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
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Directed by
Nathaniel Kahn 
 
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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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32 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
What a Great Idea!, 24 July 2004
Author: Daryl-7 from Columbus, Ohio

It seems like some people are whining that this was probably fake. Huh? Of course it was fake. I would think anyone could tell that within minutes of the opening.

But think about the idea. Either someone pitched this idea to M. Night or he thought of it himself. We need to do a "puff piece" on the upcoming movie "The Village" but, goddamn it, this is M. Night Shyamalan! We can't just do a normal thing - interview the actors, hype the movie, etc. (think Catwoman). "Oh, he's such a great director, y'know." "I loved working with her, she's so professional, y'know." "There was such great chemistry, blah, blah, blah." Y'know??

Instead, we'll treat the whole puff piece as if it was an M. Night conspiracy story, except the conspiracy involves M. Night himself! Then we'll farm it out to the Sci Fi channel and pretend that it was SUPPOSED TO be a puff piece but then the director changed it in midstream to this expose on M. Night's personal story.

It's genius, I think. They fit all the things that are noticeably about M. Night into the plot. Why does he live in Philly instead of L.A. like all the other directors? Why has he had such great success at such a young age? How does his Indian heritage play into his direction? Why is he so private? Why are his latest movies all so dark? Why does he write the scripts and direct?

Congratulations to the creators of this fake-umentary. We loved every minute of it, and my view of the Sci Fi Channel just went up 150 points. You guys rock.

As for the back-and-forth of whether it's fake? Get over it.

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