He might be a little camera shy, but Bigfoot is an internet sensation. Now, Independent film "Dead Bigfoot" has taken the movement from YouTube to the silver screen.
A scene of the creature from the documentary "Dead Bigfoot: A True Story"
Online PR News – 16-December-2013 –There is a media wave of Bigfoot fever and two of the most prominent TV personalities, Ro Sahebi and Justin Smeja, were first discovered in an independent documentary titled, "Dead Bigfoot: A True Story."
If Indie films are the incubators for pop-culture, then filmmaker Ro Sahebi is the midwife to the recent popularization of Bigfoot. His acclaimed documentary, "Dead Bigfoot: A True Story" showcased Justin Smeja before he became the polarizing public figure seen on BBC's Chanel 4 and the National Geographic Channel. The documentary quickly grew beyond the Bigfoot community with a sold out screening and will be accessible online VOD platforms.
Bigfoot as a media trend has not even peaked. In addition to the advertisers, many major cable networks have Sasquatch-infused programming slated for their upcoming 2014 seasons. Critically acclaimed directors Bobcat Goldthwait and Eduardo Sanchez have also thrown their hat into the Bigfoot ring.
"Bigfoot is perfect for the found footage genre, what more can an indie guy ask for? You have a subject that sells itself and people already associate it with shaky, unclear video," jokes Sahebi. "Seriously, I'm always excited to see new monster movies and documentaries, and I think others are too. It's way more entertaining to watch from a 'this could be real' standpoint."
Ro Sahebi wrote and directed "Dead Bigfoot: A True Story" a documentary about Justin Smeja's story of killing two Bigfoot. You can see them both on the upcoming, highly anticipated, Spike TV broadcast of the 10 million Bigfoot Bounty.