Daniel Myrick

Daniel Myrick

Highest Rated: 100% Alien Raiders (2008)

Lowest Rated: 14% Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000)

Birthday: Sep 03, 1963

Birthplace: Sarasota, Florida, USA

After slaving years on the edges of the Industry as an award-winning video and commercial director, Daniel Myrick struck filmmaking gold as one-half of the genius behind "The Blair Witch Project" (1999). From the beginning, he and his partner Eduardo Sanchez strove for the ultimate in realism, but the secret to their success lay in trusting the results of their guerilla filmmaking and allowing it to stand by itself rather than frame it with 1940s-style newsreel and TV documentary devices as they had originally intended. "I was scared shitless to just let it go, as is," recalled Myrick in the Village Voice (July 20, 1999). "Think about it. It's Hi-8 video, as raw as you can get. Are people going to look at over 80 minutes of shaky-cam? I'm thinking, 'It'll never play in a theater.'" It was the rawness though, the amateurish home-movies feel coupled with completely naturalistic performances from the actors, that resonated with audiences and made "Blair Witch" the year's sleeper success.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
63% 71% Skyman Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2020
No Score Yet 31% Under the Bed Director,
Screenwriter
- 2017
37% 31% Blair Witch Executive Producer $20.7M 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Woods Movie Unknown (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 19% The Presence Executive Producer - 2010
100% 34% Alien Raiders Producer - 2008
No Score Yet 57% Otis Producer - 2008
33% 32% The Objective Director,
Writer
$95 2008
No Score Yet 28% Solstice Director,
Writer
- 2007
No Score Yet 24% Believers Director - 2007
14% 18% Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 Producer $26.4M 2000
86% 56% The Blair Witch Project Director,
Writer,
Film Editor
$140.5M 1999

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 1999

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