Wednesday, August 24, 2011

This Bigfoot Already a Ballot Box Winner

The folks responsible for indie comedy The Bigfoot Election are off to a good start. Their movie won “Best New Mexico Feature” at this past weekend's Albuquerque Film Festival. Up next is a Friday August 26 screening at the White Sands International Film Festival in Las Cruces.

Stand-up comedian Marc Shuter stars as Talmadge Mooseman, a small town deputy who takes part in a Bigfoot hoax in hopes of boosting his chances at being elected Sheriff. However, things quickly spiral out of control and soon, the would-be Sheriff and his bumbling friend must deal with the mayor, an attractive crypto-zoologist, and more.

This is Shuter's first film, although he has worked for years as a comedy road warrior, taking part in National Lampoon's College DisOrientation Tour and worming his way into an appearance on season four of NBC's Last Comic Standing. The film was shot in Shuter's hometown of Angel Fire and was co-written by the comedian with his creative partner B.J. Schmidt.


Given the salable title, you can expect a long festival run for this one. Indeed, one of the New Mexico gang's last tweets at press time was an announcement that The Bigfoot Election has been accepted into the 2011 Hollywood Film Festival.

[The Bigfoot Election]

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