#LUIHA (Laugh Until It Hurts Again)

Just when you thought 2020 couldn’t get any stranger and wackier…Here it is, the NEW movie with Tom Green and Les Stroud: Interviewing Monsters and Bigfoot! And maybe it’s just the movie we need right now! I recently watched the final film edit for the first time after downloading it on Amazon Prime. https://geni.us/INTERVIEWINGMONSTERS

So Happy Birthday, movie!

Pastor Evans, played by Jeff Evans from Park Hills, Missouri runs for his life.

The comedy Interviewing Monsters and Bigfoot was released worldwide on Oct. 6, 2020. The film was shot and produced right here in the 573—Cape, Perryville, Farmington, Fredericktown, Ironton, and Jackson, using mostly local cast and crew.

The Canadian duo comprised of Tom Green (Road Trip, Charlie’s Angels, Freddy Got Fingered, “The Tom Green Podcast”) and Les Stroud (“Survivorman,” “Beyond Survival,” 100 Days: Yukon) star in a delightfully twisted narrative about a dysfunctional protagonist, building into a shocker of an ending.

Bryan Kruetz from St. Louis, Missouri as Larry Thrunklemann & David Graham from St. Louis, Missouri as Wildman Jackson, a local Bigfoot coming out on live TV. Filmed at Rosa Theater on SEMO Campus in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

It follows by-the-book forest ranger Billy Teal, a man dead set on preventing Cory Mathis from discovering the truth about the Mark Twain forest. Mathis, a professor, claims Bigfoot killed his wife. Now he has one goal: revenge. He partners up with a team of misfits to capture the creature, but Ranger Teal, a covert government agency and his partner-in-crime, a serial hoaxer (Rick Dyer), have other plans. The film also stars Jessi Combs, Tera Eckerle, Stacy Brown Jr., and AJ Koehler.

Filmed at various locations in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Autos provided by Denny Motors. Auto stunt driving by Jessi Combs. A special thanks out to the City of Cape Girardeau and all the Police who took part in the film and closed streets down for the car chase.

Jessi Combs as a fire fighter who witnesses a Bigfoot encounter, races through the film in an epic police chase!

It was amazing to watch things roll out on set and it was totally refreshing to see all the different communities and people work together like this. Wow!