It’s been a while since Blair Witch Project co-director Daniel Myrick headed behind the camera – in fact, aside from a TV movie we reckon it’s 2008’s The Objective.

So we are intrigued that Myrick is back, with a UFO-tinged offering called Skyman, which heads to drive-in theaters on June 30, before a digital release on July 7.

Here’s the synopsis:

In 1987, just days after his 10th birthday, Carl Merryweather rocked the local news community when he claimed he was visited by an extraterrestrial life form. Despite other alleged sightings reported that same evening, skeptical authorities shrugged off the claims. Now, almost three obsessive decades later, Carl is set on a mission to reunite with the being he calls ‘the Skyman’ to not only prove the skeptics wrong but to ultimately find his own true sense of purpose. Through first-hand home videos interwoven with news footage and interviews, Skyman is a bold and compelling study of the fascinating and unquestioning world of UFO subculture.

And here’s a trailer:

Myrick writes as well as directs, with the likes of Michael Selle, Nicolette Sweeney and Faleolo Alailima starring.

About The Author

Simon Fitzjohn

Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written three books - on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014), the history of the character Norman Bates (2015) and the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker (2017). He is currently working with director Richard Loncraine to explore all avenues in a bid to orchestrate the re-release of 1978 Mia Farrow chiller Full Circle