Award-winning Producer and Director Philip Shane has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a brand new documentary. Best known for his work on BEING ELMO (Sundance Film Festival), DANCING IN JAFFA (TriBeCa World Premiere), and EINSTEIN (History Channel), Philip has turned his eye to the classic video game MYST and the confluence of technologies in the 1990s that drove games to become one of the most transformative cultural forces of the 21st century.
Deeply and personally influenced by MYST, Philip was always fascinated by the story of its creators, brothers Rand and Robyn Miller, who despite being outside of the game industry (and living in the middle of nowhere) created the bestselling PC game of the 20th century. After Philip met the Miller brothers in 2016 at a conference near his home in Brooklyn, he struck up an instant kinship with them and proposed the concept of a documentary. Since then, he has filmed more than 100 hours of preliminary footage and made the 2,500-mile journey to the Cyan campus in Mead, WA half a dozen times. With pre-production underway, Philip is preparing to launch a Kickstarter this summer to raise funding for what will surely be a must-see documentary for every MYST, video game, and computer history fan.
The Myst Documentary Kickstarter will offer rewards for backers such as the film t-shirt, poster, and commemorative book, and high-end reward tiers will give fans the opportunity to attend a private reception with Philip, a 2-day film shoot on location, and event tickets for the film premiere in New York or Los Angeles.
The Kickstarter Campaign for The MYST Documentary begins today and runs through August 13, 2020.