Tuesday, February 19, 2008


This movie is making the rounds at indie film festival SxSW. It seems to be gaining a buzz according to a review by Eric Davis of Cinematical.

Standing in the picture above is Dallas Gilbert and Wayne Burton two real-life Bigfoot researchers starring as themselves in a semi-fictional story providing a look into the trials and triumphs of life in the Apalacian foot hiils. Through these two amateur BF researchers from southern Ohio, we see how the power of a dream can define a friendship and provide hope and a meaning that transcends the harsh realities of life in a dying steel town.

After several failed attempts to attract national attention and convince the world Bigfoot exist, Dallas catches a lucky break. He pursuades a high-profile Bigfoot researcher to stop in Portsmouth and see check out the research accumulated by Dallas and Wayne. As the movie accelerates ever closer towards the realization of their mutual dream, we are reminded how fragile this shared hope truly is.

Besides being a movie that does not exploit Bigfoot as a fearful monster, dangerous creature, or idiot in a suit. It really seems to tap into the culture of the BF community, this movie originally was to be a documentry with the two men escorting a film crew to 2005 Chattahoochee BF Conference in Tennesee. During post-production the idea for the fictional story evolved in order to reveal the vitality of the hope these two men shared, despite their failure to attain their goal.

I think Captain Kirk said it best while confirming and defending humans to Spock, "Sometimes for us humans, wanting is better than having."

Hence a perfect time to reflect on the BFR Lunch Clubber's motto "in pursuit of discovery". We Salute you Dallas and Wayne, as a matter of fact co-founder Goldteeth/PDXBigfoot is an OHIO Native.

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