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Ape Canyon

USA 2019
produced by
Stacie Gentzler, Jaime Horrigan, Joshua Land, Victor Fink, Harrison Demchick (executive) for MindInMotion
directed by Joshua Land, Victor Fink
starring Jackson Trent, Anna Fagan, Donny Ness, Skip Schwink, Bob Olin, Clayton Stocker Myers, Lauren Shaye, Ty Gentner, Stephen Land, Dom DiMercurio, Rachel Pollock, Jari Neuman, Kenai Penelerick, Emily Classen, Mary Dods, Matt Baughman, Nolan Weis, Kaitlyn Kennedy, Jennifer Kennedy, Jerrod Weis, Tyler Estes, Evan Bowen, Alex Lundelius
written by Harrison Demchick, music by Cazz Cerkez


review by
Mike Haberfelner

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Cal (Jackson Trent), a twentysomething who has never really grown up, somehow tricks his sister Sam (Anna Fagan) into going on an excursion to Ape Canyon, an area deeply linked to Bigfoot lore, for a possible Bigfoot sighting. Now Sam thinks this is a stupid idea, and not only because she doesn't believe in Bigfoot - and before long she's proven right, as the guide of their group drugs them all on night one and leaves with all their money, cellphones and other valuables. So they're left out in the woods with no means to call for help, and what's worse, Mark (Clayton Stocker Myers), the self-proclaimed nature boy who claims to be able to lead them back to civilisation instead only leads them in a circle and then admits to be a fraud who only went on the trip to impress his girlfriend (Lauren Shaye). Fortunately, park rangers find them eventually, take them to the next lodge and arrange for their trips home - but Cal bails out and tries to hitchhike to Ape Canyon ... but gets into an argument with a driver (Bob Olin) nice enough to take him that leads to him waking up in hospital with a concussion. That doesn't stop Cal though, by now he really needs to get to Ape Canyon - even if that means to steal a car and make his sister his accomplice ...


A somewhat bittersweet comedy that really uses its cryptozoological underpinnings only as a canvas for painting a very nuanced portrayal of a deeply troubled young man for whom finding Bigfoot, however unlikely it may be, has become his last straw at hope, something he ultimately goes to any length for - and thanks to Jackson Trent's very likeable portrayal of the character (with Anna Fagan making a very able sometimes-accomplice-sometimes-foil) and the film's very light-footed directorial effort, this often leads to comical effect. And a nicely structured screenplay affords both lead characters nice individual character arcs, making this a fun yet compelling watch.


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