Thursday, October 18, 2012

Interview: Corey Grant Talks Bigfoot: The Lost Tapes

Interview: Corey Grant Talks 'Bigfoot: The Lost Tapes,' Written by: Karen Benardello People often question the credibility of urban legends, but at the same time are intrigued by the minute possibility that the myths can indeed be real. The mounting suspense and question is a major motivating factor of the main characters in the upcoming horror-mystery-thriller 'Bigfoot: The Lost Coast Tapes,' which will be released in select theaters on October 19 and on VOD on November 2. The intense belief by some that the fabled creature does indeed live in forests, which is aided in the film by realistic special effects, gives a new take on the legend. 'Bigfoot: The Lost Coast Tapes' follows Sean Reynolds (Drew Rausch), an eager television host who is on a mission to debunk famed Bigfoot hunter Carl Drybeck (Frank Ashmore), who claims to possess the body of a dead Sasquatch. When Sean's team arrives in Northern California to interview Carl, they are immediately happy, as they think his enthusiastic belief in his hoax is going to create entertaining campy paranormal television. However, when Carl's hunting partner is mysteriously attacked, Sean's team is left alone and reality begins to set in. The evidence suggests that Carl's theory may not be a hoax, and the existence of Bigfoot might just be the least of their worries. Director Corey Grant, who helmed 'Bigfoot: The Lost Coast,' generously took the time recently to discuss the filming process for the horror mystery thriller over the phone. Among other things, the filmmaker spoke about why he wanted to direct the movie, what differentiates his film from other movies in the found footage subgenre and what the casting process was like for the main characters. Question (Q): You directed the new horror-mystery-thriller 'Bigfoot: The Lost Coast Tapes,' which follows Sean Reynolds, a disgraced investigative journalist, who stakes his comeback on proving that a Bigfoot Hunter's claims to possess the body of a dead Sasquatch are a hoax. What was it about the script that convinced you to helm the film? Corey Grant (CG): Well, since I was a little boy, I have always been fascinated with the legend of Bigfoot. Ever since I saw 'The Six Million Dollar Man,' Bigfoot has always been something I was interested in. So when I received the treatment, my producing partner, Chevez Frazier, and I looked at it, and it stuck out to us. I thought it was a very unique way to talk about this legend. It was an original story that was actually accurate about the folklore that surrounds Bigfoot. The whole POV, found footage-style was organic. I thought it was a no-brainer, because Bigfoot is of course known world-wide. Every continent has its own form of Bigfoot. So I thought it would be a good concept, and a great idea to shoot. So we jumped on it. To continue reading this interview, please visit Yahoo! Voices.

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