About Not Your Typical Bigfoot Movie
Not Your Typical Bigfoot Movie is a documentary exploring the American Dream through the lives of Bigfoot researchers Dallas Gilbert and Wayne Burton in rural Appalachian Ohio. The film premiered at SXSW in 2008 and is distributed by Oscilloscope Pictures. For a quick overview of the film, visit About the Film. You can also buy the film or watch instantly on Netflix.

Dallas has always told me that Bigfoot spans the globe, and this weekend that was confirmed.  I was really happy to make a few new friends in New Zealand – David Farrier, Rhys Darby, and Buttons – and had a fun time chatting with them on their radio program, “The Cryptid Factor.” Below you’ll find the interview in its entirety. (All of you Bigfoot fans out there should tune in regularly to their show for lots of crypto-discussions, interviews, DVD reviews, and plenty of antics!  It airs 9am-11am on Sundays in New Zealand, which equates to 4pm-6pm CST on Saturdays.  For more info, check out “The Cryptid Factor” website.)

About the hosts, David Farrier and Rhys Darby
While David and Rhys are both funny guys, from talking to them I can tell they also clearly have heart, and I truly appreciate that.  In addition to hosting their Bigfoot/cryptozoology radio program, they also have other pursuits.  You probably know Rhys from his acting roles.  (He’s one of my favorite new actors, in fact.)  Rhys stole the show in “Yes Man” as Jim Carrey’s boss Norman and played Murray Hewitt in “The Flight of the Conchords.” He’s currently appearing in lots of HP commercials.  (Do yourself a favor and check out his Robot Cool Trick on “Yo Gabba Gabba”.)  David is a TV reporter covering arts, entertainment, and technology for TV3 in New Zealand, and he’s also a documentarian.  It sounds like he’s covering lots of stories about interesting people like Dallas and Wayne over in New Zealand.  (You should check out a story he did about the all-robot band The Trons.)

A few links for those of you who are catching The Cryptid Factor fever to help you keep up with them:
The Cryptid Factor Twitter page
The Cryptid Factor Facebook page

On to the interview…..   It’s about 11 min. in total so we had to divide it up on YouTube.  Enjoy.

Part 1

Part 2

Cryptid Factor logo

We’re very happy to know that the word about “Not Your Typical Bigfoot Movie” is out in New Zealand.  David Farrier and Rhys Darby host a radio program in New Zealand called “The Cryptid Factor,” and they’ll be reviewing the DVD and interviewing producer/director Jay Delaney today (Saturday, Apr. 3, 2010) at some point during the program.  It’s a live radio show that runs from 3pm-5pm CST (that’s 9am-11am Sunday in New Zealand).

Their show will be streaming live beginning at 3pm today at www.95bfm.com.

Click here to check out the website for “The Cryptid Factor” radio show.

Come check out a screening organized by students at Shawnee State University.

Friday, April 9, 2010 – 7:00 PM
Shawnee State University
Clark Memorial Library
Flohr Lecture Hal
Free and open to the public

Donations will be accepted to support local food pantries.

Dallas and Wayne are planning to be in attendance.

This is part of a series of posts from my journal and recollections leading up to and during SXSW in March 2008 when I attended with my film, Not Your Typical Bigfoot Movie.  –Jay Delaney

Crew before SXSW premiere

Before the screening of the film, we all met up for dinner.  This might’ve been the most Ohioans ever gathered in one place in Austin.  Pictured from left to right is Evan, Adam (who wrote an original song for the film), Hannah, Jeff (Executive Producer & Sound Mixer), Erin (Post-Production Coordinator and Additional Editing), Jay (Director, Producer, and Editor), and Shane (Cinematographer).  Unfortunately all of these pictures came out really blurry, but you get the idea.

This is part of a series of posts from my journal and recollections leading up to and during SXSW in March 2008 when I attended with my film, Not Your Typical Bigfoot Movie.  –Jay Delaney

not your typical bigfoot movie postcard

not your typical bigfoot movie postcard back

Mar. 1, 2008: So after stretching every dollar as far as possible on producing the film and covering festival submission fees, I had to come up with money to cover the cost of promotional materials.  I wanted to be sure to get the biggest bang for the buck, so I researched and researched to be smart about promo materials.  Coming up with the right mix was challenging, but here’s what we used:

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