Sasquatch Wins At Slamdance

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 29th, 2006

The independent film that I hinted we should all watch for its impact on hominology has been declared an audience favorite during its first screenings.

Slamdance Film Festival is an indie film competition held in Utah around the time as the famed Sundance Film Festival. It has, in recent years, produced winning films that go on to success.

In a press release announcing the winners, Slamdance director Peter Baxter said: “Over the years the Park City Slamdance screenings have become a place for the industry to discover new talent. Salt Lake City has become increasingly important from a public perspective.”

One of the Slamdance award winners this year is The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang, whose producers picked Slamdance as their “World Premiere.”

It appears they screened it correctly before a receptive gathering.

Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature
Sponsored by Sonic Magic: $25,000 credit on post-production services.
  World Premiere – (2005, 84 min., USA)
  Written/Directed by Tim Skousen.

The film next goes on to screenings in Los Angeles and New York City before it jumps to local art theaters, DVD, and VHS. It is likely one of those kinds of films that will screen on cable channels such as IFC.

As an interesting aside, the Mormon-friendly Boggernacle Times mentions that this film has a link to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS): “Apparently an LDS themed film is also in the Slamdance Film Festival. It is The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang by Tim Skousen and Jeremy Coon who worked on Napoleon Dynamite. It is getting fairly good reviews, including this one from Variety.”

Congratulations to The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang. I think. I, of course, have to reserve total critique acclaim until I view it myself, to review the mix of Sasquatch lore, good humor, and the protrayal of the rigid cryptozoologist. 🙂

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.

One Response to “Sasquatch Wins At Slamdance”

  1. jjames1 responds:

    Loren, did you actually read the Variety review? It contains a “spoiler” that makes me think you, and most of the other writers and posters on this board, will not appreciate the film so much…

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