Film about ‘Boggy Creek Bigfoot’ launches crowdfunding campaign
Two independent filmmakers hope to redefine the monster movie genre
A Kickstarter to fund the production of a new type of monster film, “Boggy Creek Monster,” is underway. The documentary will focus on the 1971 horror classic, “Legend of Boggy Creek,” and the true stories that inspired it, and will be filmed in Fouke, Arkansas, in partnership with author and television personality, Lyle Blackburn. The titular monster became the subject of nationwide interest after a rash of sightings of a hair-covered beast rocked the tiny town of Fouke in the late 1960s and early ‘70s.
A Kickstarter campaign is a form of crowdfunding in which people are welcomed to purchase various “rewards” with the monetary amount given going toward the production of the film. In this case the rewards include apparel, a one-of-a-kind poster (designed by artist Sam Shearon) featuring the Boggy Creek Monster himself, a Kickstarter exclusive hoodie (based on Shearon’s design) and a chance to see the second film in the Small Town Monsters’ series, “Beast of Whitehall,” a full month before its official release on April 1. If you aren’t acquainted with the Small Town Monsters series this is a great way to learn about the series and to take part in a unique sneak preview experience.
The Small Town Monsters’ films are unique in that they are independently funded and produced. “This allows us to tell the story in the truest way possible and really focus on some of the things that a typical ‘Bigfoot’ documentary ignores.” says Seth Breedlove, the films’ director. Breedlove, a 34year-old investigative journalist, has been honing his craft as a documentarian since his first film; Minerva Monster debuted to much acclaim.
His partner on the Small Town Monsters’ series, Brandon Dalo, 26, also acts as the composer of the scores used in the movies.
The crew has been spotlighted on national television, major radio shows, and the Animal Planet website. For more information visit smalltownmonsters. com or facebook. com/smltownmonsters.
From Seth Breedlove