Writer/Director Dan Myrick (THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT) has unveiled his upcoming docu-drama, SKYMAN, which will launch an Indiegogo campaign today (https://www.indiegogo.com/project/preview/52042135) to help raise funds for production. SKYMAN will feature Carl Merryweather, a man who had an alien encounter as a 10 year old boy and now believes he has an opportunity to reconnect with the same alien at the same location on a specific day and time.
The Indiegogo campaign will focus on the pre-production of the project and the goal will be $25,000. For donating, there will be perks available including an invitation to the weekly cast and crew "UFO Soirees" in the desert during production; Dinner with Dan Myrick and a personalized BLAIR WITCH PROJECT screening. There will also be a limited number of original, Sundance 1999 BLAIR POSTERS given as rewards as well. Aside from the different levels of donating available, there will also be an online auditions for particular roles and for "recreations" of what happened to Merryweather as a child at www.skymanthemovie.com. Aspiring actors and actresses can submit their best performances for consideration when the audition process starts. Myrick was one of the first to do this back in 2008 on his film, THE OBJECTIVE.
Back in 1987 on the eve of his tenth birthday, Carl allegedly came in to contact with an "alien lifeform" while camping with his father out in the high desert of Apple Valley, California. Although the following day local news reported that several locals had witnessed a strange object hovering in the sky, it was the unvarnished testimony of young Carl's direct contact that had the most impact on the local community. Now, almost 30 years later, Carl is convinced that the Being he calls the "Skyman" is destined to reunite with him at that very same spot in the desert. The only difference now is that he's determined to document the entire ordeal, thus claiming that he'll be the first person in history to record his own "alien abduction".
"Skyman is a sci-fi, docudrama that has been a labor of love for quite some time. It's a project about UFO subculture that gets back to my "Blair roots', and allows me more creative freedom while, at the same time, engages the audience from start to finish," said Dan Myrick.
Myrick is also joined by Producer Joseph Restaino from Character Brigade and Thomas B. Fore and Christiopher J. Scott of Domicile Pictures. Production is scheduled to begin in Spring 2017 with the date of the upcoming alien encounter on the horizon.
For more information on the campaign, you can visit https://www.indiegogo.com/project/preview/52042135
GANG OF ROBOTS
Myrick is President of Gang of Robots, Inc. (formerly Gearhead Pictures), is an independent film company which has produced and/or co-produced several films over the years including UNDER THE BED (Radar Pictures/Appian Way), THE OBJECTIVE (IFC) an the RAW FEED series of films for Warner Bros. The GOR goal is to produce thought provoking content across all media platforms (www.gangofrobots.com).