Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 10th, 2011
Coming February 22nd, The Eyes of the Mothman is a documentary depicting the facts behind and investigation of the Mothman phenomenon.
Matt Pellowski (above) of Red Line Studios is the director for this upcoming film. In The Eyes of the Mothman, Pellowski and his crew traveled to Point Pleasant, West Virginia to discover the truth about the sightings of Mothman. What was the Mothman and what was its effect on the community are components of what they wanted to reveal.
As readers of Cryptomundo know, I wrote Mothman and Other Curious Encounters, (NY: Paraview) in 2002. It was produced in conjunction with Sony/Screen Gems and their film The Mothman Prophecies, during a mutual publicity/marketing campaign. I have not been approached to assist Eyes of the Mothman with publicity, and I was not interviewed for their documentary. I look forward to reviewing the film in an openminded, unbiased fashion, upon its release.
Having produced eleven documentaries myself and taught a university course in documentary for two decades, I certainly understand that the rocky road to completion takes years. Also, I realize that development and post-production takes time and that trailers often do not reflect the finished product.
Below is their trailer from YouTube. My sincere hope that it is not an indication of the fact-checking that occurred for the actual documentary. Please note, the trailer says that “in 1966” a total of “46 people” died. Since this has to refer to the collapse of the Silver Bridge, that event took place on December 15, in 1967, not in 1966.
Eyes of the Mothman
Director: Matthew J. Pellowski
Starring: James Beichler, John Frick, Timothy Frick
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.