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Producer and first-time director Andrew Gernhard passed along a bunch of exclusive images (see ’em below) and a status report on Sasquatch Assault. We last reported on the John Doolan-scripted film, in which a Bigfoot terrorizes an urban police station, here.
“Sasquatch Assault is currently in postproduction; we’re 30 minutes into the rough cut,” Gernhard tells Fango. “We have also begun the digital effects work as of…uh, 15 minutes ago. Once again, that team is led by Colin Theys. We have to be very precise with the effects in this film, due to the fact that we are mastering to 35mm scope. Our completion date is early March.”
Gernhard’s previous producing credits for his Synthetic Cinema company include Predator Island, Blood Descendants, Werewolf: The Devil’S Hound and the upcoming Banshee!!! He admits that he never actually aspired to be a director, “which basically everyone who goes to »
John Doolan, the screenwriter of Synthetic Cinema International’s fifth feature Sasquatch Assault, got in touch to give us the skinny on the movie, currently shooting in Norwalk, Connecticut. Co-produced by Vijaya Cine Enterprises, the film is being produced and directed by Andrew Gernhard (who previously served as producer on Synthetic’s genre outings Banshee!!!, Blood Descendents and Werewolf: The Devil’s Hound, among others, and dropped us some FX-test and early set photos—see below).
“I took a lot of inspiration from some of John Carpenter's films, like The Fog, The Thing, Prince Of Darkness and Assault On Precinct 13,” Doolan tells Fango. “I have to admit that I also watched a lot of the not-so-successful Sasquatch films to avoid making any similar mistakes.” Starring Synthetic alumni Greg Nutcher, Hank Torrance, Cristina Santiago, Michael Wrann and Kevin Shea, along with newcomers Alex Exum, Cuyle Carvin, Sarah J. Ahearn and Andrea Sáenz, »
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