Posted by: Craig Woolheater on February 28th, 2014
Exists, Eduardo Sanchez’s much anticipated Bigfoot horror thriller, is having its world premiere at SXSW!
The world premiere screening is Friday night, March 7 at 11:59 PM as part of the SXSW Midnighters Program:
Midnighters are always a key component of the event, delivering scares, blood, guts and mayhem, ushering in new talents, and celebrating established genre auteurs. Choose your poison – the bloody moral conundrums of 13 Sins? The beastly thrills of Exists? Or maybe you’re more of a satanic type; Home is for you! There’s a film for each taste, and Midnighters programmer Jarod Neece says, they’re all destined to “scare the crap out of you in the wee hours of the night.”
Join Cryptomundo and the Museum of the Weird as we host an Exists screening party. We will gather at the Museum for a viewing of the Minnesota Iceman, as well as the rest of the museum’s oddities. We will then have dinner and adult beverages at Chupacabra Cantina before the midnight screening at the Alamo Drafthouse of Eduardo Sanchez’s (director of the Blair Witch Project) Bigfoot horror thriller Exists.
Tell us a little about your film.
I’ve been obsessed with Bigfoot ever since I saw the Patterson-Gimlin film as a kid. It was the SCARIEST thing I had ever experienced. It fascinated me and took over my world.
Since then, I’ve wanted to make a movie about the big guy…
But a movie where Bigfoot felt scary and REAL – like the Bigfoot that I experienced all those years ago. Not a comedic Bigfoot. Not a fake-looking, CG Bigfoot. Not an alien Bigfoot with super human abilities – just the creature I loved – a feature-length PATTERSON-GIMLIN film.
Exists is the Bigfoot movie I’ve been waiting to see.
Why did you start making films?
I saw Star Wars and that was it – I wanted to make films. But I didn’t really take it seriously until high school, where I took a TV production in 11th grade that changed my life.
I still remember the moment: first day of class – first few sentences that came out of Mr. Baron’s mouth about careers in television and film…
I knew what I was going to do.
Or at least try to do…
Have you been to SXSW before? Any tips?
Yes – I was at SXSW for Lovely Molly in 2012 and VHS2 in 2013.
Tips – figure out how not to drive into the downtown area during the day – it’s tough love.
Most looking forward to – the filmmaker’s lunch that Robert Rodriguez hosts every year…and the BBQ.
Tell us a random fact (or two!) that would help our attendees get a better idea of who you are.
I am probably the tallest Cuban-American filmmaker at this year’s festival.
#Exists #SXSW #Midnighters
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.