Even More Found Footage Thrills to Be Had in Bigfoot County
Grindstone Entertainment Group has acquired all North American rights for the feature film Bigfoot County, a found footage thriller about a group of ﬁlmmakers who ventured into Siskiyou County in Northern California, an area widely known for its Bigfoot sightings, and disappeared. Their footage was found a year later. Grindstone will release the film this winter through Lionsgate Home Entertainment. “I went up to shoot a movie on Bigfoot, then a local I met with presented me with evidence that blew my mind,” says Bigfoot County director Stephon Stewart. “After seeing this ﬁlm, you will begin to believe what many have doubted since the 1967 Patterson/Gimlin Bigfoot Footage was released.” Grindstone’s Ryan Black added that “The film puts a scary twist on a classic legend. Bigfoot enthusiasts and horror fans alike will really enjoy what Stewart has created.” In addition to his directing duties, Stewart also produced the ﬁlm with Richard Halpern, along with executive producers Johnnie Colter and Joey Napoli. Angelique De Luca is associate producer. Bigfoot County will face a bit of competition with The Lost Coast Tapes, arriving this fall, and Eduardo (The Blair Witch Project) Sanchez's Exists - both dabbling in Bigfoot tales utilizing the "found footage" aesthetic.