Daniel Myrick, writer, editor, and director of “The Blair Witch Project” will keynote Post | Production World (P|PW) at NAB Show, which takes place in Las Vegas in April. Myrick’s session is scheduled for Sunday, April 12 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Myrick is currently amidst post-production on “Under the Bed,” a new horror film produced in conjunction with Radar Pictures and Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way Productions. In his keynote, Myrick will discuss how film editors can blend traditional filmmaking with modern aesthetics and state-of-the-art post-production techniques. P|PW is co-produced by NAB Show and Future Media Concepts.
“Dan Myrick has a penchant for trailblazing – paving the way for high-quality, low-budget works with ‘The Blair Witch Project,’ and proving that episodic series could succeed on the web with ‘The Strand,’ ” said Dennis Wharton, NAB executive vice president of Communications. “We are pleased that he’s chosen NAB Show to discuss what’s to come in the rapidly-changing world of film and television.”
A native of Sarasota, Florida, Myrick teamed up with former film school graduates to create the indie film sensation “The Blair Witch Project,” for which he served as co-writer/director. Considered a seminal work in low budget filmmaking, as well as being one of the highest grossing films in history, “The Blair Witch Project” ushered in a new methodology of production and grass-roots marketing that is still being utilized today.
Myrick produced one of the first online, episodic series in 2007, “The Strand.” His other films include “Solstice,” starring Amanda Seyfried; “Rest Stop,” Warner Home Video’s highest-selling non-theatrical video release in history; and the sci-fi thriller “The Objective.”
“Under The Bed” is described as a “Hithcockian” thriller. It stars Hannah New (“Black Sails”) and Beverly D’Angelo (“Vacation”), and is slated for a Summer/Fall 2015 release.
Myrick is also CEO of Gearhead Pictures based in Pasadena, CA where he is currently developing several online, television and feature projects spanning a wide variety of genres.
Blackmagic Design, G-Technology, and Warner Chappell Production Music are Platinum, Gold, and Silver sponsors for this event, respectively. This keynote will take place on Sunday, April 12 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. PT in the North Hall Room N249 of the Las Vegas Convention Center. To attend this and other sessions, click here to view registration packages.