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Sasquatch Sunset Movie Details:

Country United States
Language English
GenreAction, Adventure, Comedy
Release DatesJanuary 19, 2024 (Sundance)
April 12, 2024 (United States)
Running Time1hr 29min
Age ratingR
CastJesse Eisenberg
Riley Keough
Nathan Zellner
Christophe Zajac-Denek
Directed by Nathan Zellner
David Zellner
Written byDavid Zellner
Produced byNathan Zellner
David Zellner
Lars Knudsen
David Harrari
Tyler Campellone
Jesse Eisenberg
George Rush
Cinematography by Mike Gioulakis
Edited by Daniel Tarr
David Zellner
Nathan Zellner
Music byThe Octopus Project
Production CompaniesSquare Peg
The Space Program
Felix Culpa
ZBI
Distributor Bleecker Street

Sasquatch Sunset Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Jesse Eisenberg
  • Riley Keough
  • Nathan Zellner
  • Christophe Zajac-Denek

Storyline:

In the misty forests of North America, a family of Sasquatches—possibly the last of their enigmatic kind— embark on an absurdist, epic, hilarious, and ultimately poignant journey over the course of one year. These shaggy and noble giants fight for survival as they find themselves on a collision course with the ever-changing world around them. Starring Riley Keough and Jesse Eisenberg, acclaimed directors David and Nathan Zellner (Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter) bring you the greatest Bigfoot story ever told.

About Sasquatch Sunset Movie:

Sasquatch Sunset is an American surreal comedy film directed by David Zellner and Nathan Zellner and written by David. Starring Riley Keough, Jesse Eisenberg, Christophe Zajac-Denek, and Nathan Zellner. Ari Aster served as an executive producer under his Square Peg banner.

In August 2022, Jesse Eisenberg announced his involvement in the film as an actor and producer, with David Zellner and Nathan Zellner directing. He stated to Entertainment Weekly, “In full makeup. In full body hair. No lines, I grunt, but no lines, and I’m so looking forward to this.” Principal photography took place in Northern California in 2022.

To help the cast prepare for their roles, Eisenberg brought in movement coach and mime coach Lorin Eric Salm, whom Eisenberg had trained with to play French mime artist Marcel Marceau in the feature film Resistance. Prior to filming, in what was dubbed “Sasquatch School” or “Ape Camp”, Salm worked with the actors to explore Sasquatch behavior and to establish consistent movement for the creatures so that they would all appear to be of the same species.

Drawing inspiration both from primates and from Bigfoot lore, he helped them find a balance between human and ape-like movement. The work included creating a walk, learning animal behavior, developing non-verbal emotional expression, and exploring how a Sasquatch might interact with unfamiliar objects. The movement sessions also focused on nuances of daily Sasquatch life and their manner of eating, and it was during this training period when their vocalizations and forms of communication were chosen.

Sasquatch Sunset had its world premiere at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival on January 19, 2024. Prior to this Bleecker Street acquired distribution rights to the film. It will also screen at the 74th Berlin International Film Festival on February 19, 2024, as part of the Berlinale Special section, and South by Southwest on March 11, 2024. It is scheduled for a limited theatrical release in the United States on April 12, 2024 before going wide a week later.


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