Medford, OR, July 01, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Tom Monson, writer and producer of Bigfoot Chronicles announced today the film will be released July 7, 2015. For Monson, this date marks the triumphant conclusion of a five-year quest to get the movie to the public.
Featured as an action-adventure movie, it plays like a docudrama, and audiences will tell you it has a lot of humor.
“I didn’t want to make some cheesy science fiction flick, or a film to discount the potential reality of Bigfoot. Bigfoot Chronicles is a movie the entire family will watch as they enjoy learning about Bigfoot,” Monson said.
The movie is about a documentary filmmaker who goes to Oregon to document Bigfoot sightings to stop the clear cutting of an old forest. The quest takes him to a lost world with some of the most beautiful forests on the planet.
Even though the movie has some fun moments, its main theme is to finish what you start. For producer Tom Monson, this was to be his own quest to finish what he had started – Bigfoot Chronicles.
“The shoot was a go. The schedule, locations, actors, crew, permits, props, and supporting services were all set, when I received news that rocked my world. I was diagnosed with a rare cancer in my good eye. After the surgery, I was nearly blind in one eye and could hardly see out of the other,” Monson mused.
Undaunted, Monson continued with the project.
“Sure, I could have rescheduled everything. That would have been easy. I knew I could direct the movie. I had come this far and I wasn’t about to quit.”
Midway through the shooting, three key members of the production wanted to renegotiate their contracts.
“I told them we had an agreement, but they didn’t care. I don’t think they realized how hard it is to make a movie. Even though they left me high and dry, I didn’t look at it that way. Sure, it was inconvenient, but that wasn’t my real problem.
“It was six weeks after the eye surgery, and my sight was getting worse. I called a longtime friend and filmmaker, Calvin Kennedy and asked for his help. He agreed and we finished shooting the film,” Monson continued.
Often independent filmmakers face financial challenges, and Monson was no exception.
“After we finished the principal photography, I ran out of money. I had to really hustle to finish paying for production, plus I had to pay for the editing,” Monson said.
As if that wasn’t enough, during the editing process, Monson faced a second bout with cancer.
“I started this film in 2010 and have faced several obstacles. That just makes Bigfoot Chronicles’ release date 7/7/2015 a bigger day,” Monson concluded.
Initially Bigfoot Chronicles will be available at Walmart, iTunes, Amazon Prime, and other locations. For a list, and to watch the trailer at go to http://www.BigfootChronicles.com
Monson’s company, Thomas Nash Productions is an award-winning documentary production company based in Medford Oregon.