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Synopsis

After history Professor John Oldman unexpectedly resigns from the University, his startled colleagues impulsively invite themselves to his home, pressing him for an explanation. But they’re shocked to hear his reason for premature retirement: John claims he must move on because he is immortal, and cannot stay in one place for more than ten years without his secret being discovered. Tempers rise and emotions flow as John's fellow professors attempt to poke holes in his story, but it soon becomes clear that his tale is as impossible to disprove as it is to verify. What starts out as a friendly gathering soon builds to an unexpected and shattering climax.


REVIEWS AND PRESS

• “A considerable achievement… a picture which deserves wide exposure… The Man From Earth
gradually and stimulatingly builds to a pitch of near hypnotic intensity.” – Neil Young, The
Hollywood Reporter

• “Based on a really wonderful final work by Jerome Bixby… If you’re a fan of Bixby’s – it’s a must
own.” – Harry Knowles, Ain’t It Cool News (www.aintitcool.com)

• "A well crafted and intelligent film... with smart dialogue, convincing performances and a captivating
concept." - mosuki.com

• "All in all, a great movie." - Jason Weiner, "Jason Watches Movies"

• "A fascinating tale of time/space travel." - Joe Kempes, Laney Tower (www.laneytower.com)

• "The Man From Earth restores dignity to science fiction of the mind." - Michael Guillen, Twitch
(www.twitch.com)

• "One of the most thought provoking films we had the privilege to see." - Spiritual Cinema Circle

• "The Man From Earth is a perfect venue for Bixby's brand of philosophical sci-fi." - Jay A. Fernandez,
Los Angeles Times

• "The acting is terrific." - Martha Thomases, ComicMix

• "A tall tale... that ends with a devastatingly clever twist." - Michael Janusonis, The Providence Journal

• "An intelligent fantasy." – Ed Grant, Video Business

• "Great acting performances... with an ending you wouldn't want to miss… Jerome Bixby's last written
work has turned out to be his best." - Hock Teh, IGN (www.ign.com)

• "A mind bending drama... It sure beats watching Transformers." - Nick Lyons, DVD Talk
(www.dvdtalk.com)

• “Wow… Fascinating…I just finished the film ten minutes ago and already can’t wait to share it with the
world.” - Andrew James, Row Three (www.rowthree.com)

• "I enjoyed The Man From Earth... It's a nice compliment to Bixby's work, and it's a solid film." - Drew
"Moriarity" McWeeney, Ain’t It Cool News (www.aintitcool.com)

• “It’s a seriously engaging film, arguably a work of art. I was glued to the screen all the way through.” –
Richard Hawkins, Sci-Fi UK Review (www.scifi.uk.com)

• “One film has taken us back to the good old days of classic sci-fi; The Man From Earth… If you love
science fiction, this is a must for you.” – Doug MacLean, Home Theater Info (www.hometheaterinfo.com)

• “The Man From Earth is an interesting and highly intense film… full of good actors and actresses that
rarely get the attention they so rightfully deserve… Richard Schenkman directs with a careful hand.” –
Charlie K, Associated Content (www.associatedcontent.com)

• “Decent ensemble performance from the cast… briskly paced, a legacy of Bixby’s background in
television’s golden age.” - Rick McGinnis, Metro Toronto

• “The Man From Earth really has a chance of being the single best piece of screenwriting you will see on
a screen large or small this year (really!).” – Late Film

• “The Man From Earth is a science-fiction story that trumps all… a truly riveting and thought-provoking
journey for the mind.” – Travis Keune, We Are Movie Geeks.com

• “This is a great film.” – Richard, Blue Sun Corp (www.bluesuncorp.co.uk)

• “Jerome Bixby’s The Man From Earth is one of the most intelligent science fiction films ever made...
probably one of the best science fiction films of the decade.” – Mark L. Leeper, Stephen Hunt’s SF
Crows Nest (www.sfcrowsnest.com).

• The Man From Earth is very much a labor of love from all involved… it’s well worth the effort. The final
work from the writer responsible for some of the finest episodes of The Twilight Zone and the original
Star Trek gets a thoughtful, low-budget treatment.” – Ian Spelling, Sci Fi.com

• The Man From Earth is a gloriously unusual genre entry… It’s rare that a film rewards inquisitiveness.” –
David Cornelius, Hollywood Bitchslap (www.hollywoodbitchslap.com)

• “The Man From Earth is one of the best movies I’ve seen all year… Director Richard Schenkman has
cast the film brilliantly… the premise and follow through of Schenkman’s film is simply irresistible.” – Nix,
Beyond Hollywood (www.beyondhollywood.com)

• The Man From Earth is a quiet intelligent piece of storytelling… for those who have stayed up late
watching Twilight Zone marathons and reading a more thoughtful brand of Science Fiction, this is a
movie well worth watching. – O.Deus, Trek Web (www.trekweb.com)

• “Wow! This is one fantastic film… Grade: A.” – Tim Janson, Mania – Beyond Entertainment
(www.mania.com)

• “Jerome Bixby’s Man from Earth is an excellent example of how outstanding science fiction films can be
made without a big budget and trillions of special effects”. – Ronald Hawkins, The Reporter-Times
(Martinsville / Morgan County, Indiana)

• “The Man From Earth is a good movie with an outstanding science fiction story at its core. This is the
kind of film you’ll want to show to all your friends, like the first time you saw Clerks or Donnie Darko. –
Dustin Kramer, The All-State: Austin Peay State University

• “Jerome Bixby’s The Man From Earth manages to capture the wonder and awe of the speculative fiction
of yore… a clever and moving film… it has the grandeur of myth and the staying power of a great story.”
– Chris Knight, CanWest News Service, Canada

• “ ” “The Man From Earth is one of the most mesmerizing sci-fi films I’ve seen in years.” -
Michael B. Druxman, Author / Screenwriter

FESTIVALS:

2007 – WINNER – 1st PLACE – BEST FEATURE - Rhode Island International Film Festival
2007 – WINNER – GRAND PRIZE – BEST SCREENPLAY - Rhode Island International Film Festival
2008 – WINNER – BEST FILM – Montevideo Fantastic Film Festival of Uruguay
2008 – WINNER – AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD – Montevideo Fantastic Film Festival of Uruguay
2008 – WINNER – BEST DIRECTOR - Fantaspoa – International Fantastic Film Festival of Porto Alegre, Brazil
2008 – WINNER – 2ND PLACE – BEST FEATURE - Rio de Janeiro International Fantastic Film Festival (RioFan)
2008 – WINNER – Audience Award: BEST FEATURE FILM – Fixion-Sars Horror & Fantastic Film Festival of
Santiago, Chile
2008 – WINNER – Jury Award: BEST SCREENPLAY – Fixion-Sars Horror & Fantastic Film Festival of Santiago,
Chile
2008 – WINNER – BEST SCI-FI SCREENPLAY - International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival, Phoenix, AZ
2008 – WINNER – BEST SCREENPLAY - Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre – Int’l Independent Horror, Fantasy &
Bizarre, Argentina
2007 - Official Selection - Another Hole in the Head SF IndieFest
2007 – Official Selection – San Diego ComicCon International Film Festival
2008 – Official Selection – Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival
2008 – Official Selection (Opening Night Feature) – Down Beach Film Festival
2008 – Nominee – William Katt: Best Supporting Actor – Down Beach Film Festival
2008 – Official Selection – Otrocine Fantastic Film Festival of Bogota
2008 – Official Selection – FilmColumbia – Festival of Film in Chatham, NY
2008 – Official Selection - Festival de Cine Fantastico (Fantastic Film Festival of Malaga) (FANCINE)
2008 – Official Selection - Festival Cinema de Salvador
2008 – Official Selection - Mostra Curta Fantastico of Sao Paulo, Brazil
2009 – Official Selection – Fantasporto: 29th Oporto International Film Festival, Portugal

AWARDS / NOMINATIONS / OTHER:

• Prestigious 2007 SATURN AWARD NOMINEE – Best DVD Release - The Man From Earth
• 2008 – WINNER – DVD CRITICS AWARD – Best Non-Theatrical Movie
• 21,400 votes at IMDb with an overwhelmingly positive 8.1 (out of 10) rating.
• Over 90,200 votes at Netflix with an exceptionally strong 3.4 (out of 5) rating.
• During its first week of availability at Netflix V.O.D., The Man From Earth was the #1 streamed movie.
• During its first two weeks on Amazon / Unbox V.O.D., The Man From Earth was the #1 Sci-Fi movie
(after a year its still in the Top 30 - 40).
• The Man From Earth is #29 in the Best Science Fiction films of all time at the IMDb.
• The Man From Earth is #43 in the Best Independent Films of all time at the IMDb.
• The Man From Earth is ranked #298 overall in the Best Films of all time at the IMDb.
• The Man From Earth was voted 2007’s “Best Independent Science Fiction Film” at www.sliceofscifi.com.