High Octane Pictures announced today that Uncork’d Entertainment has picked the distribution rights to the creature feature Hunting Grounds,originally titled Valley of the Sasquatch, from writer-director John Portanova.
Starring Bill Oberst Jr., Jason Vail, Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, David Saucedo, D’Angel Midili and Connor Conrad as “The Beast”, Hunting Grounds, follows a fractured family as they fight to survive against a tribe of angry Sasquatch.
From the Press Release:
Uncork’d Entertainment is set to distribute the award-winning creature feature HUNTING GROUNDS, sales agent High Octane Pictures announced today.
Winner Best Sci-Fi Horror Film at the Toronto Independent Film Festival 2015, writer-director John Portanova’s acclaimed film sees a fractured family forced to go up against an angry clan of Bigfoot.
Festival audiences and horror critics have gone crazy for the story of a father and son, forced to move to an old cabin in the woods after a devastating tragedy, who unearth a tribe of Sasquatch.
Galen Christy, head of High Octane Pictures, says “We are so excited to be working with Uncork’d Entertainment again. They are a fantastic, solid company and we know that the film will be in good hands with them”
Keith Leopard, president of Uncork’d Entertainment, adds “Being from the Pacific Northwest I’ve always been fascinated with the legend. John’s movie offers such a great take on the subject, I think audiences will love it!”.
Written and directed by John Portanova and produced by horror label The October People, HUNTING GROUNDS stars Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, Jason Vail, David Saucedo, D’Angelo Midili, and Emmy winner Bill Oberst Jr (Criminal Minds).
Uncork’d Entertainment will distribute film domestically. Date TBC.
We will give an update when an official release date is announced. In the meantime, here is the film festival trailer.