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 a couple of months ago, a first trailer for the film was released by the filmmaker, and is embedded below, if you missed it.
Titled “The Strange Eyes of Dr. Myes,” the film is now set to make its world premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) later this month.
As the filmmaker describes it, the film is an “original indy, musical, animation, schlock-opera, science-fiction, micro-budget, 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, and an IFFR debut makes sense, given what I know of the festival (one that promotes alternative, innovative and non-commercial films) and the limited amount of info we have on the film itself.
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.
S&A likely won’t have any representation at IFFR this year (it takes place in Rotterdam, Netherlands), but I’m sure one of us will eventually see it, and will write about it here.
If you missed it, check out the first fantastical trailer for “The Strange Eyes of Dr. Myes” embedded below: