Posted by: Craig Woolheater on November 25th, 2013
Quite a bit of news about Eduardo Sanchez’s upcoming Bigfoot film Exists hitting the wires!
“Exists,” a Big Foot-themed chiller from “The Blair Witch Project” co-director Eduardo Sanchez, is among the projects making a splash at this year’s market.
The found-footage film has been declared dead more than once, but at AFM, the low-budget horror genre is in good health, with a stream of new projects continuing to find buzz and buyers worldwide.
Case in point: Exists, the Big Foot-themed chiller from The Blair Witch Project co-director Eduardo Sanchez — the grandfather of the found-footage movement — which International Film Trust sold to eOne in the U.K. and looks set to close worldwide by the end of the market.
Sanchez may be a found-footage pioneer, but he, like most of the industry, largely abandoned the genre after Blair Witch spawned a horde of copycat titles, none of which set box offices alight.
“The genre really didn’t jell for Hollywood until maybe Cloverfield, nine years later,” Sanchez tells The Hollywood Reporter. “But now you are seeing a new generation of found-footage directors who are taking what [Blair Witch co-director] Daniel Myrick and I began and taking it to a whole new level.”
“I definitely think found footage is here to stay this time,” says Sanchez. “I think it will change into something different, maybe a mix of found footage with conventional filmmaking, but that’s where the next big thing is going to come from.”
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
International Film Trust has on display a AFM market poster for The Blair Witch Project, Lovely Molly and V/H/S/2 director Eduardo Sanchez’s Exists, his new found-footage Bigfoot movie seeking distribution.
Penned by Jamie Nash, “Five friends take off for the deep woods of Texas for an epic party weekend. But once there, they come face to face with a vicious beast that may in fact be the legendary Bigfoot. As they fight for survival, they unlock a shocking truth behind a terrifying myth.”
Dora Madison Burge, Chris Osborn, Samuel Davis, Roger Edwards, Denise Williamson, and Brian Steele star.
Source: Bloody Disgusting
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.