BBC Preview Screening: Shooting Bigfoot + Q&A
This BBC Storyville Preview screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Morgan Matthews.
When director Morgan Matthews decided to join three groups of men from the highly competitive and bitterly divided world of Bigfoot hunting, he got more than he bargained for. Shooting Bigfoot is a raucous road trip featuring a larger than life cast of monster-hunting men who devote their lives to the search for Bigfoot.
Through confrontations, collisions and close encounters in the woods, these men are sometimes scarier than the creature they pursue, but when Matthews tries to get under their skin and determine what is fantasy and what is reality, the journey takes a different turn and becomes increasingly dark and threatening.
BAFTA winning director Morgan Matthews has been directing documentaries for over a decade. He founded Minnow Films in 2006, starting with the Grierson nominated film Battleship Antartica, then going on to make The Fallen, remembering every British serviceman and woman killed in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. More recently, he worked with Ridley Scott and Kevin Macdonald on Britain in a Day and he is currently directing his first feature film for the cinema in a collaboration between Minnow, Origin Pictures, the BFI and BBC Films. The script was inspired by his earlier BAFTA nominated documentary Beautiful Young Minds.
Directed by Morgan Matthews
This screening is in partnership with BBC Storyville, the BBC’s international feature documentary strand.