Hunting Grounds: Distribution Rights Acquired By Uncork’d Entertainment
Director: John Portanova
Writer: John Portanova
Release Date: February 20, 2015
After losing their home following a devastating tragedy, a father and son are forced to move to an old family cabin. Neither reacts well to being thrown into this new world. The son’s attempts to relate to his father are complicated when two old friends arrive for a weekend of hunting. This trip into the forest will unearth not only buried feelings of guilt and betrayal, but also a tribe of Sasquatch that are determined to protect their land.
Hunting Grounds, also known as Valley of the Sasquatch is heading over to Uncork’d Entertainment. The Bigfoot Horror, Thriller is written and directed by John Portanova, and produced by The October People. It released February of 2015.
Hunting Grounds has already received a positive response amongst audiences, winning awards for Best Cinematography-Feature, Best Feature Film, and Best Sci-Fi/Horror Feature. Jason Vail, star character of Roger Crew, has also received Best Actor award for his outstanding performance.
“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”
Galen Christy, Head of High Octane Pictures.
“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!”.
Keith Leopard, President of Uncork’d Entertainment
There is something unique about Portanova’s Hunting Grounds that strikes a chord with both audiences and horror critics. There have been countless movies about Bigfoot, and they usually provide similar plots.
Hunting Grounds twists those plots and makes it into something new and fresh that we haven’t quite seen before. We are used to the same old storyline, where people are in a cabin somewhere in the mountains, and they encounter the beast.
In Portanova’s film, a father, his son, and two friends go for a weekend hunting trip at an isolated family cabin, and they encounter a tribe of Sasquatch, who are determined to protect their land.
So, here we have another man vs. beast situation. The Sasquatch protecting their turf, but people who are also technically on their own turf as well, being that this is their family’s cabin.