Based on true events,  Mamiwata is about an American professor and his four students,  who travel to the heart of the African jungle in search of Iboga, a potential cure for drug addiction. In the process they unwittingly unleash the wrath of Mamiwata, the African Mermaid who guards the sacred shrub. You can find more about the movie at


Mamiwata,  which also explores the interesting debate about the use of Iboga in the treatment of  drug addiction,  was written by Chris Ferrantino.  It will be directed by Danielle Fisher and Jordan Best. Guiding the creative team is none other than Dan Myrick, who once wrote and directed the Blair Witch Project. The movie has just entered pre-production stage, the filming being scheduled for this spring.