Bigfoot Film Takes Top Award

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 19th, 2007

Congratulations to The Long Way Home: A Bigfoot Story, produced, written and directed by James “Bubba” Cromer of Columbia, South Carolina, for winning big honors in the Big Apple.

In New York City, on Friday, April 17, 2007, The Long Way Home: A Bigfoot Story won “Best Narrative Feature” for the entire New York International Independent Film & Video Festival 2007.

As a reminder, this is a movie about a reporter (played by Cromer) for the Miami Herald who tries to resurrect his failing career by catching a Bigfoot (or won’t it be a Skunk Ape?). In the past, Craig posted the trailer here.

Cromer has emailed to Cryptomundo, “This flick is the product of over 1500 hours of work by me. I had three different camera guys. Three editors. And an all-volunteer cast….It is truly a ‘first feature’ in every sense of the word!…The premier in my hometown of Columbia was standing room only in two venues. We were humbled and thrilled.”

Below is a new, never-before shown selection from the film, highlighting the reporter (James “Bubba” Cromer) interviewing the Sheriff (played by Cromer’s real father, J. Lewis Cromer), about a Bigfoot attack on a young woman around those parts. (Please remember this is a narrative fiction film, not a documentary.)

For more info, see the film’s website:

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
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.

7 Responses to “Bigfoot Film Takes Top Award”

  1. Ceroill responds:

    Good going, Glen! Keep it up, and I expect to see summer blockbusters with your name on them!

  2. twblack responds:

    My Congrats to the film maker.

  3. captiannemo responds:

    How do I get a copy on DVD?
    It looks like a great film!

  4. bill green responds:

    hey loren & everyone this new movie the long way home a bigfoot story looks great A++. when is it comeing on dvd. im realy glad it won a award congrats. thanks bill green 🙂

  5. bigootbubba responds:

    Thanks you guys so much. My name is James “Bubba” Cromer and I am the producer, writer & director of this film. I play the role of reporter D.J. Galloway and my father, J. Lewis Cromer, is the sheriff featured in the above clip. I send my thanks and gratitude to CRYPTOMUNDO and to all those whose positive remarks and support literaly keep me going!
    james “bubba” cromer

  6. bigootbubba responds:

    Thanks so much for the article CRYPTOMUNDO and for these comments.

    This article is a perfect crescendo to a very gratifying week. This movie is the product of a couple thousand hours of labor and love. Your encouragement is very much appreciated!

  7. bigootbubba responds:

    While the movie is still in festivals and not “released”, if anyone is interested in a copy i will gladly provide you one for $17.00, which includes S&H. send check or money order to
    james cromer 50624
    columbia,s.c. 29250.
    please allow 7-10 days for delivery

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