Back from a fabulous – if not exhausting – trip to Willow Creek and the Bigfoot Days Festival. We released the first cut of EVE and the response was overwhelming. It’s a beautiful thing. We are working now to get the song at the end, Letters From the Sky, added to the film for good.
Steven Streufert (editor of Iron Mountain Ridge), owner of Bigfoot Books and Jamie Schutmutt took myself, Gunnar Monson (purveyor of Sasquatch Coffee Company) and his friend, Jes Sothern, to Bluff Creek! Steven and Jamie are part of the Bluff Creek Trail Cam Project. They have deployed several trail cams at the exact location of the Patterson-Gimlin film. I actually walked the path Patti did :) It was surreal… beautifully so. It was a hell journey getting there but one I can now cross off my bucket list.
Next up? EVE will be entered into the Sundance Film Festival this week!
Heading to Willow Creek, California today to attend the 2014 Bigfoot Days Festival. I’ll have a vendor booth along with Gunnar Monson of The Sasquatch Coffee Company! Should be loads of fun….. :) I also plan to visit Bluff Creek (of course) and hike a bit in the Marble Mountains Wilderness. This area of California is spectacular – redwoods, rivers, forests so thick you literally can’t see the forest for the trees – it’s truly Bigfoot country.
The short film EVE will be released via Vimeo this weekend, too! I’ve seen the finished product and it is truly beautiful. Sometimes, I just have to pinch myself to know this is really happening because if someone had told me just three years ago that I would be at this point in my life, I would have told them to get some professional help.
When you have a vision and it won’t go away, you have a choice: ignore it or go for it! I chose to follow mine and the path led me here. Life it too short not to chase your dreams… and I am eternally grateful for all those who have helped along the way, and for the incredible talent involved in the film.
This, is a game changer :)
Here it is! The first movie poster for EVE…. This has all the credits for the short film, which will be released within days. There is another movie poster for the feature film. I will have that available to view at the Bigfoot Days Festival in Willow Creek on August 30, 2014 at my vendor table. There will be book signings and all sorts of fun. Hope to see you there!
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I used to be appalled at what was said and posted in the world of social media. I don’t seem to be that way anymore, which worries me. Have we all become so indifferent to the acrimony towards each other that casually hurling threats openly is acceptable? When I see posts that contain excessive animosity and threats of violence, it just makes me numb anymore. That’s not a good way to feel… it’s being desensitized. I’m not going to blather on about how we should all get along because frankly, I don’t think that’s possible. There are too many people with too many different views and agendas. Let’s just hope if the day comes and this phenom is finally proven to exist, there can be some unity. Pessimist that I am, I just don’t think it will be possible. We can hope, though. Right?
On a better note, the short film, EVE, is in final editing and should be released in about 3 weeks. After that, it will be entered in Sundance and a myriad of other venues. It will also be pitched to Lionsgate and Sony Entertainment. In October, myself and the two directors, Alvin G. Morris and Dominic Orozco will be in the Portland area to meet up with the other screenwriter currently assigned to the feature adaptation. We will brainstorm on where we want this film to go. As it’s going to be an adaptation of both EVE and IRON MOUNTAIN RIDGE, it’s gonna be a roller coaster! I can’t wait to see where it all goes. If any readers out there have thoughts about what they’d like to see in the feature film, please let me know.
Stay tuned for updates on all things EVE. I will be on two radio shows in August and am doing an interview for a bigfoot documentary tomorrow! I will also have a vendor table at the annual Bigfoot Days in Willow Creek, CA on August 30th. Maybe I’ll see some of you there….
An exclusive first clip premier of EVE was released yesterday via Bigfoot Evidence and Facebook. Have a look! It is spine-tingling. Just wait… there is much more to come! Thank you everyone, for your continued support! This is gonna be fabulous :D
Directed by CASK Studios, executive produced by J.M. Bailey. Starring Erin Elizabeth Reed and D.A. Bailey. Coming soon………!!
From Dominic Orozco via Facebook:
“The first screenshot from the short film adaptation of the beautiful novella Eve, produced by Cask Studios and directed by Alvin G. Morris and Dominic Orozco, Executive Produced by J.M. Bailey, shot by the amazing director of photography John Hale and starring the talented Erin Elizabeth Reed and Daniel Bailey.
First AD Debra Gutjahr Hale
Second AD James Glen Tucker
Special FX Make up Ashley Smith
Hair and Make up Jamie Tippit Orozco”
There is much more to come as we get ready to release the short film, which will come out around 15 minutes! Stay tuned…. We are going to ROCK this and turn the old, slasher-type bigfoot movie genre upside down!!
We had a great time filming EVE. It was crazy, scary, tedious, hot, demanding, LONG and downright amazing. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. The final product is going to be exceptional. Thank you to the cast and crew: Erin Elizabeth Reed, Dominic Orozco, Gerald Morris Jr, Debra and John Hale, Jamie Tippit-Orozco, Ashley Smith and James Glen Tucker. Oh yeah, and D.A. Bailey <3 Let’s DO THIS!
Finally, the day is here. The production team flies in this morning and we’re off to the mountains to make the short film, EVE. It will be an exciting week and I’ll be sure to post photos where and when I can. I’ll be signing off here for most of the time, but will have my *smart* phone with me (of course!).
CASK STUDIOS, thank you so much for this opportunity! Let’s do this!!
[If you purchase books from here this week, they will be mailed out Tuesday, June 17th]
Have a great week everybody! I know I will! :)