Not Your Typical Bigfoot Movie
Dir. Jay Delaney
In Theaters 10/17/08 On DVD 09/29/09 Poster available 05/11/09
Dallas Gilbert and Wayne Burton, best friends from a dying former steel town in Ohio, are out to convince the world that Bigfoot exists. They have amassed a vast library of video footage and still photographs of proof (their website is highly trafficked) after years of venturing into the forest, day and night, to the capture shots of the legendary creature in its native habitat.
Dallas is the gregarious of the dyad is a Reiki master who uses Sasquatch calls into the wild and claims to have a sheep's bone in his skull; some claim Dallas to be one of the world's leading big foot researchers. Wayne is the repressed, emotional of the gang- a former high-school bully who currently works at a car wash and is living paycheck to paycheck.
Seeking fame, fortune, and notoriety, Wayne and Dallas's friendship is tested when a nationally recognized high-profile California BF researcher makes a stop in their town. Director Jay Delaney's honest and often funny look at their lives, proves that Bigfoot certainly is alive and well in Wayne and Dallas' world.
*Both Dallas and Wayne are happily married with kids.
NOT YOUR TYPICAL BIGFOOT MOVIE is Jay Delaney's first feature-length documentary. The film holds special significance to him because of its setting in his hometown in the Appalachian foot hills of southern Ohio. In 2000, Delaney directed AMERICAN DREAM, a short documentary about the same subjects and had long desired to revisit their story in greater depth.
Delaney's longstanding commitment to community development informs his approach to filmmaking. Through filmmaking, he explores his interest in the interconnectedness of existence and the ways people carve out meaning in their lives, whether through religion, relationships, career, family, or obsessions. He has a desire to shine a light on the underdogs and everyday people among us who might otherwise be overlooked and whose stories might otherwise go untold.
Delaney is a native of Lucasville, Ohio. Aside from his work for nonprofits and political campaigns, he has worked on numerous productions, including THE NEW BOZENA, directed by Rainn Wilson. Delaney's short film, THE DAY THE WORLD SAVED SHANE SAWYER, premiered at the 2006 Sarasota Film Festival. Most recently, he produced HOPE FOR A THORN, a narrative feature shot in 21 days in Orlando, Florida. Delaney currently attends Stetson University's College of Law in St. Petersburg, Florida, and plans to begin work on his next film soon.
Shane Allen Davis
Production Sound Mixer
Shane Allen Davis
Director's commentary with director Jay Delaney, Bigfoot researchers Dallas Gilbert and Wayne Burton, and cinematographer Shane Allen Davis.
Deleted scenes, including "How Dallas and Wayne Met", "Bear Cub", "Cream Soda", and more..
"Bigfoot Research in 8 Steps" with Dallas and Wayne.
"American Dream," (2001) the short film that inspired Not Your Typical Bigfoot Movie.
Bigfoot Photo Gallery.
Catalog Number: OSC-006