RETURNED and Manifest
I've been approached lately by some of our fans at sci-fi conventions and via facebook, youtube and Instagram about several similarities between the new series Manifest and our feature film Returned. I was really blown away by the similarities in the show’s trailer so I create a comparison video with both the TV show and my feature film. I created this blog to clarify that we haven't stolen ideas from the show because we published the Returned novelization and started posting photos of film production dated years before the TV show.
Returned now in production announcement was made on July 7th 2014 and can be found on facebook here. The film and novel is about a young man named Benjamin who is losing his battle with cancer. He boards a plane to New York for additional chemotherapy when his flight 0850 mysteriously disappears. Ben wakes up in a hospital 12 years later with no memory of what happened to him or where he’s been. Ben becomes the FBI's prime suspect in their investigation and keep a close watch on him by tracking a phone they provided him with. When Ben is released he finds himself on an unlikely journey to discover that the answers he’s looking for may lie far beyond this world. I made several promo videos that show the making of Returned as well as interviews and events on our YouTube Channel and on the website returnedmovie.com.