About the Film
Not Your Typical Bigfoot Movie provides a look at the trials and triumphs of life in the Appalachian foot hills. Through the experiences of Dallas and Wayne, two amateur Bigfoot researchers in southern Ohio, we see how the power of a dream can bring two men together in friendship and provide hope and meaning that transcend the harsh realities of a dying steel town.
The film premiered in March 2008 at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, TX. It went on to get distribution with Oscilloscope Pictures.
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Jay Delaney | Director, Producer, Editor
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 is a native of Lucasville, Ohio. He has a B.S. in Marketing from Wright State University. Filmmaking is one of his entrepreneurial pursuits, in addition to nonprofit management and political campaign work. He has worked on numerous productions, including the short film 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. He also produced the indie feature film Hope for a Thorn, a narrative feature shot in 21 days in Orlando, Florida. Delaney currently serves as the President & CEO of the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce in Chicago, Illinois.
Jeff Montavon | Executive Producer, Production Sound Mixer
Jeff Montavon’s film experience encompasses videography, sound engineering, and editing. He works primarily with nonprofit organizations, including Habitat for Humanity and Ohio Envirothon. His acting and production background includes The Day the World Saved Shane Sawyer, American Comeback, Cow Hunting, and American Morning.
Montavon is a native of Otway, Ohio. His work as an environmental educator has been recognized statewide. Most recently, he shot and edited two music videos: Cleft Foot by the Terribly Empty Pockets and A Lonesome Ohio by The Coffee Review Board.
Shane Allen Davis | Cinematographer
Shane Allen Davis describes himself as a would-be artist, musician, actor, and writer. Aside form his artistic endeavors, he also has a passion for progressive politics. Davis’s acting and production background includes The Day the World Saved Shane Sawyer, American Morning, American Dream, and Pals.
Davis is a native of Lucasville, Ohio. Most recently, he has directed two music videos by Ohio musicians: Cleft Foot by the Terribly Empty Pockets and A Lonesome Ohio by The Coffee Review Board. Davis currently resides in Columbus, Ohio.