NEW YORK (AP) — The world is waiting for Weird: We Are The Worlds.
The film’s director, Stephen M. Stanton, is getting ready to begin shooting.
The film, about a band of anthropologists who discover a hidden civilization and its inhabitants in a remote outpost, was nominated for an Academy Award for best documentary.
The winning film, which Stanton directed, tells the story of a group of scientists and explorers in a vast landscape that is home to millions of life forms.
The group’s mission is to unravel the mystery behind the mysterious phenomenon known as “The Weird.”
The winner of the film, Stephen Stanton, will be presented with an award at the 2016 Sundance film festival, the Sundaes, Jan. 13.
It was announced Wednesday that the Sundas’ documentary film slate includes “I, Robot,” which is about a robot and the struggle of artificial intelligence; “The Last Man,” which tells the true story of an American soldier who survived a firefight against the Taliban in Afghanistan; and “Weird,” a short documentary about a group trying to understand the mysteries of the universe.
“Weird” won the award for best film at the 2015 Sundance and will be available on Netflix and Hulu.
“It is truly humbling to receive this award,” Stanton said in a statement.
“To have the opportunity to collaborate with this group of filmmakers is one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.”
The award will be handed out at the film festival.
The Sundaers are based in Austin, Texas, and are currently shooting “We Are the World,” which opens in theaters next week.
The award ceremony is Jan. 18 at the Sheraton Hotel.