1 x 90 minutes
Minnow Films for BBC Storyville
Documentary looking into the religiously obsessive, competitive and bitterly divided cult of Bigfoot hunting, as filmmaker Morgan Matthews accompanies three American Bigfoot search parties trying to capture proof of the elusive ape-like creature.
Tom Biscardi has been hunting down Bigfoot for 37 years and adopts a military approach with his 'A team' of guys armed with thermal imagers and tasers in increasingly far-out attempts to capture the beast.
Unemployed Dallas and Wayne in Ohio use more basic techniques, utilising cans of mackerel and Native American chants to lure the creature in.
Only renowned 'master tracker' Rick Dyer is intent on shooting and killing the mysterious beast as he stakes out a stretch of woods in Texas populated by homeless people, many of whom claim to have seen Bigfoot.
As truth and fact tip into malarkey, night-time hunts devolve into farcical displays of voodoo and comic stretches of the human imagination. What starts as a humorous look at perception gone off the rails, descends into a dark mystery as things get out of control during a close encounter in the woods.
Edinburgh International Film Festival
Filmed & Directed by Morgan Matthews Editor
Ben Chanan Additional Editor
Gareth Heal Producers
Tara Nolan Line Producer
Clare Voyce Post Production Producer
Chris Rayner Production Manager Lucy Marshall Researcher
Hannah Horan Archive Researcher
Francis Longhurst Titles
Painting Practice Music Sam Hooper