NAB 2015: ‘Blair Witch Project’ director on board as keynote

Daniel Myrick, writer, editor, and director of The Blair Witch Project will keynote Post|Production World (P|PW) at the NAB Show on Sunday 12 April from 10:30-11:30am.

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 has chosen NAB Show to discuss what’s to come in the rapidly-changing world of film and television.”

Myrick teamed up with former film school graduates to create The Blair Witch Project, for which he served as co-writer/director. Considered a seminal work in low budget filmmaking and 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 utilised today.

Myrick produced one of the first online, episodic series in 2007 – The Strand, 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.

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. Myrick is also CEO of Gearhead Pictures based in Pasadena, California where he is currently developing several online, television and feature projects spanning a wide variety of genres.

The keynote will be held in the North Hall Room N249 of the Las Vegas Convention Center.