Debut Feature Sasquatch To Premiere At The Prince Charles Cinema!

This July, a group of young filmmakers will prove their doubters wrong by premiering their feature film “Sasquatch” at the exclusive Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square. The film, a hilarious coming-of-age comedy about two young men who kill time by faking Bigfoot sightings in the remote forests of Cumbria, was made for just under £9,500 and successfully funded through crowdfunding site Indiegogo.

When Writer/Director Rob Luke was just 19 years-old, he wrote the story of Sasquatch with school- friend Bernie Paget, who also stars as the lead character Harvey in the film. While on a trip to the US to visit friends, the pair wrote the concept of a hoax Bigfoot sighting that sends the residents of a northern community into a panic, only for them to retaliate by hiring a hunter to kill the beast, and subsequently, hilarity ensues.

Paget met co-star Dominic Crisp, who plays the lead character Will, whilst studying at the Oxford School of Drama. Together the pair bring the legend of Sasquatch to rural Cumbria, where the scenic landscapes make a fitting tribute to the furry beast’s Canadian roots. The iconic farm house from Withnail & I also plays a recurring role in the film. “Could Bigfoot really be here?!” ask the villagers in the film, who are made of up several noticeable faces including John Murtagh (Braveheart, Beautiful Creatures) and recent BIFA winner, Abigail Hardingham (Nina Forever, Hollyoaks) as well as a range of other strong and qwerky performances that bring the story to life.



A successful crowdfunding campaign through popular website Indiegogo, saw the Sasquatch team raise their initial target of £8,500. The film was made with the help of Luke’s classmates that he met whilst studying Digital Film Production at Ravensbourne College of Design & Communication in London, which was also able to provide equipment and post-production facilities. By filming in the landscapes surrounding the towns of Windermere, Kendal, and Cartmel, the home of sticky toffee pudding and where Luke’s family run a Bed and Breakfast, the team was able to keep costs down as locations were offered to them for free by supportive locals. The team was also able to partner up with German camera equipment company Kinefinity, who sponsored them with a free rental of a high- resolution KineRAW S35 camera for the duration of their shoot, meaning that they could combine their equipment with the stunning landscapes of the Lake District to achieve fantastic quality images for a fraction of the cost that other film productions would have to pay.

After 30 days of shooting the film wrapped under budget, and as a result was able to invest more resources into post-production and pick-ups in order to expand the film. The end result is a 95-minute comedy delivered in stunning 2K resolution and a professional 5.1 sound mix. British band Hunter & the Bear, who have supported Eric Clapton, provide a heartwarming soundtrack for the film.

The team hope to take Sasquatch to various national and international film festivals later on in the year, with the film exclusively premiering at the Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square on Saturday the 16th of July 2016, with doors and red-carpet opening at 8:30pm. For more tickets and information go to SasquatchMovie.co.uk

BRWC will be attending the premiere so look out for a first look review after the premiere and our hangover has subsided!


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