This is a mockumentary within a mockumentary. The ensemble cast is a Who's Who of modern filmmaking, from Werner Herzog, independent director (Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979), Grizzly Man (2005), Rescue Dawn (2006)) playing himself directing a documentary, to cinematographer Gabriel Beristain (of the Blade movies) playing himself, to Sound Recorder/Mixer extraordinaire Russell Williams II (of Independent Lens (1999), Moesha (1996), Training Day (2001)) playing himself, to.. well you get the idea. Throw in the legend of Nessie and you've got a totally hilarious thriller mockumentary directed by Zak Penn. Make sure you watch the commentary with the Director and cast members, which continues the fiction of the movie. It's brilliant.Written by
When asked by an audience member after a viewing at the Edinburgh Film Festival 2004, whether any Nessies were harmed during the making of the film, director Zak Penn indicated that he could not guarantee that they were not. See more »
[on the topic of the Loch Ness Monster being fiction or real]
They say show me the evidence. I say show me the non-evidence.
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Written and performed by Skip Sandoz
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Werner Herzog Does Comedy
Who knew that Werner Herzog the director of "Aguirre: the Wrath of God", "Fitzcarraldo", and other weighty dramas -- could do comedy? Herzog proves it here in Zak Penn's terrific send-up of "the making of the movie" documentary.
"Incident at Loch" purports to document a film Herzog sets out to make in Scotland about the Loch Ness monster. Overseeing the production is Penn, a successful screenwriter. Along for the ride are a famous cinematographer, an Academy award winning sound man, a Playboy model, and a radio controlled six-foot "Nessie."
Penn puts it all together in a clever, inventive way. The result is one of the most original and funniest movies of the year.
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