Some more distribution news out of the American Film Market… Deadline says MPI/Dark Sky picked up Willow Creek for release. This is the found footage Bigfoot film directed by Bobcat Goldthwait we liked and have been talking about for some time.
Bobcat Goldthwait has proven to be a remarkable director on the feature film scene with titles like World’s Greatest Dad and God Bless America. Both of those proved there was something ferocious lurking within him, something with bite that he can only appease by telling these truly warped tales. The aforementioned titles challenged and amused their audience with tough themes; needless to say, after these two films, Goldthwait had my attention.
Willow Creek marks a decided tonal departure for him. And a welcome one at that. Although it doesn’t quite have the depth as his previous two feature efforts, the film proves to be a taut exercise in good ol’ fashioned “fear of the things that go bump in the night.”
Last night, we introduced you to the poster for Willow Creek, a “found footage” Bigfoot film that Bobcat Goldtwait directed.
The ‘foot has been the subject of a lot of found footage flicks as of late. There was The Lost Coast Tapes and, coming soon, Exists from Eduardo Sanchez, for example. The cryptozoological entity is ripe for this kind of narrative device.
Here to talk about Willow Creek is Goldthwait himself, via a video that surfaced at – where else? – The Bigfoot Report.
The interview awaits inside.
In case you haven’t heard, Bobcat Goldthwait – sometime after helming God Bless America – directed a Bigfoot film called Willow Creek and BadAss Digest scored a look at the poster which is very, very cool.
The premise for this found footage exercise is simple: A young couple ventures into the woods to capture footage of the elusive Bigfoot – and it’s playing at the Independent Film Festival in Boston later this month.
The poster awaits within…