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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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Entertaining in a MST3K sort of way See more (68 total) »

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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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Nathaniel Kahn 
 
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Melissa Foster 

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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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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Entertaining in a MST3K sort of way, 20 July 2004
Author: culwin

Good in concept, poor in execution, "The Buried Secret of M. Night Shyamalan" was plagued by terrible acting, amateurish directing, and the easy comparison to "The Blair Witch Project" which did a similar type of promo on the Sci-Fi network. The 3-hour (!!) "mockumentary" was nothing more than a giant infomercial for Shyamalan's body of work and his new movie "The Village". The worst part of the film was the acting. The old woman who supposedly knew Night as a child came off like one of those old ladies you see in commercials trying to sell you life insurance. The real estate agent overacted so badly that I can't believe she wasn't recast. The believability factor of the script was also quite low. Why would the director talk to a pizza guy about M. Night Shyamalan? Why would anyone care if Johnny Depp was considered for the lead in "Signs"? If electrical equipment strangely stops working around Shyamalan, how does he work around all that equipment on a movie set? I could go on, but you get the idea. Perhaps if this movie was shorter and perhaps if the acting and script were better, this could have been a decent "horror" film along the lines of a "Twilight Zone" episode. As it turned out, it was about as scary as "Manos, the Hands of Fate".

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