We featured the fundraising campaign for this project over a year-and-a-half-ago, in early 2013 – one whose description really intrigued. It did eventually surpass its goal, raising over $46,000, and last month, a first trailer for the film was released by the filmmaker, and is embedded below, if you missed it.
A question I’ve been asked a number of times, since we first featured the project (especially most recently, since the trailer surfaced) is when it will be released for public consumption. My answer has always been to refer inquiries directly to the filmmaker – writer/director Nancy Andrews. Whether you followed my advice or not, Andrews has answered that question, via a blogpost on the film’s website, aptly titled “WHEN WILL WE GET TO SEE THE MOVIE?“
Here’s what she said:
“When will we get to see The Strange Eyes of Dr. Myes? We love this question, but the answer is, “Not for a while, yet!”
The way a film starts to get seen begins with a premiere. These days the premiere is generally at a festival. So, we will wait to show the film publicly until we get a festival premiere. If the film does well in the festival circuit, it might be touring around in festivals for a few months before we do theatrical screenings.
In the last couple of weeks we have submitted or are in the process of submitting to several 2015 upcoming festivals. We won’t begin to find out if we have been accepted until December 2014 and after.
In the meantime, the month of December will be a big month for THE STRANGE EYES of DR MYES. Nancy will go to LA to work on the color correction with Director of Photography, Rohan Chitrakar, and back to The Wexner Center’s Film and Video Program at the Wexner Center for the Arts (http://wexarts.org/about/film-video/film-video-studio-program) to finish the sound mix with editor, Paul Hill. After December the film will be finished and we will get a couple of DCPs made. (the new standard for a movie “print”)
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So there you have it! Based on what she said, I’d assume it’ll premiere at some film festival in 2015. We’ll find out which one quite possibly by the end of the year.
As she describes it, the film is an “original indy, musical, animation, schlock-opera, science-fiction, micro-buget, alternative dramatic feature film.”
Starring actress Michole Briana White, who you might remember from her co-starring role in Ava DuVernay’s “I Will Follow,” the multi-media feature film is titled “The Strange Eyes of Dr. Myes” – writer/director Nancy Andrews’ feature film debut.
Here’s a brief synopsis:
After a near-death experience, Dr. Myes, researcher in the science of perception, attempts to graft animal senses to the brain in order to revolutionize human consciousness. She must face the consequences when she uses her own body and mind as a research tool and transforms herself into a creature with super-senses.
Michole Briana White stars as Dr. Myes, in a project that combines live-action with animation, as well as musical elements, to create something that promises to be quite fantastical.
To help fund the film, a Kickstarter campaign was set up by director Andrews on April 1, 2013, to raise $45,000. As of the close of the 30-day campaign, it had raised $46,487.
While those of you who are looking forward to seeing the completed product wait for its premiere date, if you missed it, check out the first “The Strange Eyes of Dr. Myes” trailer embedded below: