Your upcoming movie Sasquatch vs. Yeti - in a few words, what is it
A few words… bad ass creature feature pitting two of the most famous
creatures head to head! Okay I know that was more than a few words but I
thought what the hell!
Why pit the Sasquatch
against the Yeti?
Why not? It hasn’t been done yet. Honestly I love both of their myths so
I thought why not make them battle each other.
What kind of research did you do on the subject?
watch tons of documentaries, read tons of articles, and watched good and
bad creature features. The bad ones so I know how to make it better.
how seriously are you taking your premise?
Very serious. It
has a little tongue-in- cheek humor, but overall it’s going to be
What can you
tell us about your writing partner Keith Parker, and what was writing
Keith I had met at Fright Night Film Fest
back in 2010. He’s always been a really nice guy. One day I saw he did
the movie Disaster Wars: Tsunami VS Earthquake, and I thought if he
could do that and take it seriously he could really help me. And he really
did. What he brought to the table was tremendous. As for the process. Well
I wrote pretty much wrote half the script and gave him a basic outline of
what I wanted as for the middle and ending. He punched up the script,
added layers to it, and then finished the rest of the script for me.
you talk about your directorial approach to
your subject at hand for a bit?
Well I haven’t really
directed it but I plan to storyboard, shot list, and get everything
organized before we shoot. I’m not the most visual guy so whoever ends
up the DP on the project will hopefully be able to bring the visual
No creature feature
without creatures - so what can you tell us about the creature costumes
and effects in Sasquatch vs. Yeti?
They have been
designed by Clay Sayres, who was brought on board by my friend and actor
Tony Jones. They look pretty sweet. Regular FX will be done by Michael
Slaughter West. I’m excited cause I think its gonna look pretty sweet.
What can you
tell us about your key cast, and why exactly these people?
Oh Lord where do I start… Well the character Jack Strong I wrote
specifically for Paul Sieber. Paul pretty much is Jack. Wisecracking but
can be dramatic when needed. Jackey Hall I’ve been working with for a
while now so can’t wait to see her bring Danielle alive. Terry Jernigan
has been a big help in getting me started in this business and I
appreciate him greatly. He and Paul will work well off each other. He’s
George Stover I’ve been a fan for a long time as well and am excited to
see what he’ll bring. Scott Tepperman of GHI has been an awesome help in
getting a lot of the information out there and I don’t see anyone but
him playing his part.
Other actors I have to mention is Mindy Robinson [Mindy
Robinson interview - click here] who has been also
helping out a great deal, Shawn C. Phillips [Shawn
C. Phillips interview - click here], Melanie Robel [Melanie
Robel interview - click here], Heather Drew,
Andrea Marie, Crystal Howell, Mike Holdman, Mel Helfin. All of them have
in some way done their part to get the word out. In fact pretty much
everyone has. I can’t say the whole cast or it would just keep going on
and on. But they were all picked because they fit the parts I was really
aiming for and can’t wait to see them bring it to life.
presume a film with a theme like Sasquatch vs. Yeti requires quite
a bit of outdoors-shooting - so what can you tell us about your locations
We’ve got our eyes on a few locations. We need
woods. I’d prefer mountains but it's looking like just woods would be
enough to really showcase this. It will be shot in Virginia though.
As far as I know, Sasquatch vs. Yeti is
still in its fundraising stages - so what can you tell us about your
It’s IndieGoGo. We got like 14 days
left or so, so we’d love all the help and support we can get!
Once the funds are raised, how are
you planning to proceed from there, and even though it's probably waaay
too early to ask, any idea when and where the film might be released yet?
the funds are raised or close enough to it we’ll start pre production
then hopefully start production. We wanted to shoot this July but if the
money’s not there yet we’ll have to push it back. And as for release,
I’d like to not jump the shark on that yet. I have a few venues I’d
like to see it at but we have to make it first.
future projects beyond Sasquatch vs. Yeti?
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results?
The links below
will take you
got Scavenger on its way, then Dracula’s War, and then Scream Queen
Campfire the webseries. More on those later as things develop. Also
working on a new Scary Story Slumber Party, but those are pretty quick and
easy to make compared to a movie of this magnitude.
movie's website, Facebook, IndieGoGo, whatever else?
me out on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.a.moody
Check out SvsY at https://www.facebook.com/sasquatchvsyetimovie
And the Indiegogo http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/sasquatch-vs-yeti-fundraiser?show_todos=true
else you are dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
promo is still on its way. Everyones been asking about it. Its in the
hands of the Visual FX/Composer and is taking longer than anticipated due
to the visual FX we are trying to make it the best we can so I feel bad
when people try to rush it cause I don’t want it rushed at all. And when
its done you will all be impressed. For now you guys can see the behind
the scenes of the promo on the Indiegogo page.
for the interview!
Thanks for having me.