The series’ director, Seth Breedlove, grew up in Bolivar and used his hometown as a central location in the project, which, in addition to Northeast Ohio, was also shot in California, Oregon, Washington, Oklahoma, South Carolina, New York and more. The series tracks the history of the Bigfoot subject while also telling Seth’s personal story, tracing how he went from ardent skeptic, to truly believing there could be a real, undiscovered creature lurking in North American forests.
The documentary mini-series was created by Seth as a “solo, film-making experiment” through the course of 2018. Shot in over fourteen different states, and featuring 21 Bigfoot enthusiasts, investigators, skeptics and believers, “On the Trail of Bigfoot”, is told in six episodes and is already being hailed as the definitive documentary on the subject. Breedlove drew national attention in 2015 with the release of his first film, Minerva Monster, which documented a Stark County family’s brief-but-terrifying encounter with a mysterious being in the woods behind their home in the late 70’s.
“On the Trail of Bigfoot” was shot, edited, written, narrated and directed by Breedlove who considered the task of solely creating the series as a “filmmaking challenge.” He also co-produced the series with his wife, Adrienne. Together they run the production company, Small Town Monsters based out of Wadsworth.
“On the Trail of Bigfoot” will premiere at 8 p.m. Friday, March 29 at the Canton Palace Theatre with four of the six episodes being shown. It is also scheduled to play at a film festival in Eau Claire, WI and again at the Kent Stage in Kent this coming April.
The series will see a digital premier on Amazon, Vimeo OnDemand and VIDI Space as well as DVD on March 29.