Next week, the American Film Market kicks off in Los Angeles, where filmmakers from all over the world try to sell their films to distributors. One of the films that will be on display is Something in the Woods, described as "the first serious, family oriented bigfoot movie to date," which is based on a true story. Today, we have the exclusive trailer for Something in the Woods, as the film from Saving Oscar Production and GodZone Ministry gets ready to invade AFM.
Inspired by actual events, Something in the Woods follows frightening and surreal occurrences at a small farm that drive a family away from their home. The story follows the Hartman family and their dealings with a legendary creature when it begins coming around their farm house deep in the woods in the late 1960s. These occurrences have never been explained and are still talked about by the locals and around the campfire. After these strange and scary things happen at John Hartman's small family farm, there is only one thing to do, stand his ground against something that the rest of the world says doesn't exist... until he realizes that nothing is more important than the safety of his family.
David Ford and Tony Gibson make their directorial debuts with the film. David Ford also stars as John Hartman, alongside Angela Harger, Kayden Grisham, Mike L. Hall, Jon Bonzor, Terry Milam, Stuart Miller, Ray Watters, Dashiell Smith, Travis Driver and Tony Gibson. The film was funded solely through sponsors and donations, and you can visit the movie's official website SITWMovie.com, where you can pre-order your own copy of the upcoming DVD.
The plot is inspired by the true story known as The Cowman Of Copalis Beach, about a bigfoot sighting in the town of Copalis Beach, Washington in the 1960s. The creature was dubbed "cowman" because the boy who first came across this sasquatch described him as "hairy and stinky like the cows," as he was caught in a barbed wire fence. This is just one of several bigfoot sighting stories that have surfaced throughout the years, but we'll have to wait and see how this story translates to the big screen.
In addition to our exclusive trailer, we also have two more teasers and a poster for Something in the Woods, which doesn't have a release date yet and will be seeking distribution at AFM. You can learn more about the project on its Facebook and Twitter pages, along with the official website, SITWMovie.com. Take a look at the videos and poster, and stay tuned for more details on Something in the Woods.