Not Your Typical Bigfoot Movie
Official Selection, South by Southwest 2008
Admission Ticket Network
“Subtle, human, and touching” - Cindy Widner, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
“A truly heartwarming slice of Americana like no other” - Stan Arthur, AIN’T IT COOL NEWS
Director: Jay Delaney
Screenplay: Jay Delaney
Cast: Dallas Gilbert, Wayne Burton
Producers: Jay Delaney
Distributor: Not Your Typical Bigfoot Movie, LLC
Cryptozoology is a science defined as “the search for animals that fall outside of taxonomic records due to a lack of empirical evidence, but for which anecdotal evidence exists in the form of myths, legends, or undocumented sightings.” While it’s regarded with suspicion by the mainstream scientific community, this discipline nonetheless boasts followers the world over. Presented back to back, Jay Delaney’s NOT YOUR TYPICAL BIGFOOT MOVIE and Nicolas Renaud’s LA BĘTE DU LAC offer complementary glances into this fascinating phenomenon. Rather than pursue yet another pointless monster hunt, the two filmmakers direct their cameras instead at the ordinary folks who, regardless of their rational character, are convinced they’ve seen the impossible.
Lifelong friends Dallas Gilbert and Wayne Burton of Portsmouth, Ohio invest their every spare moment in exploration of their local forests. The woodlands, they believe, are home to not one but many Bigfoot creatures. They’ve seen them on occasion and have over 150 photos to back up their claims. Their quest for fame and glory drives them to seek out a Sasquatch specialist to aid in their investigations. NOT YOUR TYPICAL BIGFOOT MOVIE is a funny and touching portrait of two very memorable men who’ll stop at nothing to achieve their dream—you’ll come to share their hope of proving to the world at large that Bigfoot is no mere legend but very much real.