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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

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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References Being There (1979)See more »

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A Well-Made Hoax, 19 July 2004
Author: tjunderwood from Bend, OR

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".

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