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Andrews Kickstarter Campaign Nets Celebrity Support

Posted April 26, 2013, at 6:39 p.m.

BAR HARBOR, ME—The Kickstarter campaign launched by College of the Atlantic film professor Nancy Andrews has garnered support from actor Danny Glover, as well as several independent film internet sites. Andrews is hoping to raise $20,000 in the next six days to complete the $45,000 she needs to make her first feature film, “The Strange Eyes of Dr. Myes.” [http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/917295807/the-strange-eyes-of-dr-myes]

On his twitter site, Glover posted, “Please help this movie get made #TheStrangeEyesofDrMyes, join me in support if you like what you see http://kck.st/16eKH6L.”

The film stars Michole Briana White, who plays attorney Fatima Kelly in the A&E series “100 Centre Street” and has guest starred in “L.A. Law,” “The Wonder Years,” and other television series. Filmmaker Tambay A. Obenson, writer and director of “Beautiful Things,” joined Glover in praise of the film’s preview on Kickstarter, writing on Indie Wire, “I’m always up for the unusual, or outlandish—especially when it comes to films centered on stories about characters of African descent … like this one that I was first alerted to last night on Twitter by the starring actress Michole Briana White.”

On the website Cinema Train, the new blog “Indie Talk,” geared to promoting new and exciting independent cinema offerings, launched with a feature about Andrews’ work. “Her film looks wonderfully creative and original,” writes the author. “I really think that this is the kind of film that movie lovers and film bloggers need to get behind.”

Here’s how Andrews describes the film: “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.”

Andrews recently has been featured in on radio and in conferences speaking about the incidence of post-traumatic stress syndrome in individuals released from intensive care units.

When asked whether there is a film that she could compare hers to, Andrews could only speak about pairings: “Maybe Roger Corman’s ‘Wasp Woman’ meets ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ or James Whale’s ‘Frankenstein’ meets ‘Yellow Submarine?’

Nancy Evelyn Andrews is a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellow in filmmaking. She is an artist who makes films, drawings, books, and objects, working in hybrid forms. The Museum of Modern Art has collected six of her films, and her work is in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, Bibliotheque Nationale and Franklin Furnace Archives. Many locales have screened her short films, including the MoMA, Pacific Film Archive, Anthology Film Archives, Flaherty Seminars, Ann Arbor Film Festival, and Film on the Rocks-Thailand.

For more information about the production, contact Nancy Andrews at nandrews@coa.edu or 207-288-5015. Donations can be sent to http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/917295807/the-strange-eyes-of-dr-myes.

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