Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 29th, 2006
The independent film that I hinted we should all watch for its impact on hominology has been declared an audience favorite during its first screenings.
Slamdance Film Festival is an indie film competition held in Utah around the time as the famed Sundance Film Festival. It has, in recent years, produced winning films that go on to success.
In a press release announcing the winners, Slamdance director Peter Baxter said: “Over the years the Park City Slamdance screenings have become a place for the industry to discover new talent. Salt Lake City has become increasingly important from a public perspective.”
One of the Slamdance award winners this year is The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang, whose producers picked Slamdance as their “World Premiere.”
It appears they screened it correctly before a receptive gathering.
Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature
Sponsored by Sonic Magic: $25,000 credit on post-production services.
THE SASQUATCH DUMPLING GANG
World Premiere – (2005, 84 min., USA)
Written/Directed by Tim Skousen.
The film next goes on to screenings in Los Angeles and New York City before it jumps to local art theaters, DVD, and VHS. It is likely one of those kinds of films that will screen on cable channels such as IFC.
As an interesting aside, the Mormon-friendly Boggernacle Times mentions that this film has a link to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS): “Apparently an LDS themed film is also in the Slamdance Film Festival. It is The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang by Tim Skousen and Jeremy Coon who worked on Napoleon Dynamite. It is getting fairly good reviews, including this one from Variety.”
Congratulations to The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang. I think. I, of course, have to reserve total critique acclaim until I view it myself, to review the mix of Sasquatch lore, good humor, and the protrayal of the rigid cryptozoologist.