Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 22nd, 2011
In line with the forthcoming new series being hosted by Pat Spain, here’s a flashback to his first appearance in this 2008 documentary:
There’s something out there…
And the men and women of cryptozoology are determined to find it. The researchers in this relatively obscure science face ridicule, financial struggles and harsh skepticism in their quest to uncover the secrets of mystery animals such as Bigfoot, Nessie and Chupacabras.
This is their story…
Chasing Discovery seeks to understand the researchers who delve into the zoological unknown. The cryptozoologists featured have devoted decades to researching undiscovered animals, and are among the foremost researchers in the field. Many scientists have deemed cryptozoology a pseudoscience and a poor use of time, but these researchers are unfazed.
The financial sacrifices that they have made have allowed the research to continue, but even the world’s leading cryptozoologist struggles to pay the rent each month.
Chasing Discovery takes a unique approach towards cryptozoology, turning the cameras on the researchers themselves rather than focusing on the animals they study. It is the story of unyielding passion in a field of uncertainty.
Total Running Time: 40 minutes
Bonus Features: 15 minutes of bonus features, including a Loren Coleman guided tour through the International Cryptozoology Museum, and Jeff Meldrum giving a tour of his Idaho State University research lab, featuring more than two hundred Bigfoot footprint casts.
Characters (in alphabetical order):
Chasing Discovery was filmed, produced and edited by Mark Gould and Bill O’Connor for Straight to DVD Productions, © 2008. The documentary premiered April 24, 2008, at Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont. It is available on DVD now at the site linked to the name of the film, here: Chasing Discovery.
(I note the symbol of the documentary, used for their DVD cover art and their webpage, is the bronze sculpture, above, of a Nape, specfically created and crafted for me and my collection by artist Dick Klyver.)