Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 12th, 2012
On the November 11, 2012 broadcast of CBS Sunday Morning, two clips from the forthcoming Bigfoot movie Exists got some surprising national air time. CBS screened the teasers and interviewed two of the many important figures behind the success of this soon-to-be released film.
Exists’ producer Mark Ordesky and director Eduardo Sanchez speak to CBS’ Serena Altschul.
CBS noted on their site (see here) the following:
Director Eduardo Sanchez’ first movie, “The Blair Witch Project,” became an instant horror classic. Now he’s making a movie about Bigfoot. “I want to see a Bigfoot so badly, I made a movie about it.”
For Sanchez and producer Mark Ordesky [executive producer of The Lord of the Rings trilogy], Bigfoot has been a lifelong obsession.
“There’s just something about it being just out of reach, not being able to see it,” said Sanchez. “It’s like this quest.”
A quest, Ordesky added, “that goes ever onward.”
Sanchez believes Bigfoot deserves more respect: “Bigfoot’s been kind of a joke lately. You know, he’s in commercials, and even though I love that humor, I’m always thinking, ‘Man, I wish somebody would make a film that made Bigfoot scary again.'”
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.