Sundance Diaries: Sasquatch Sunset Embraces Absurdity

  • January 21, 2024
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It's a fact: David and Nathan Zellner love a good sasquatch story. The filmmaker brothers admit to having developed a fascination for the mythical (or real-life?) creature in their youth, and they have carried that with them into their careers. 

The brothers returned to Sundance for the fifth time, this year to premiere their feature-length film: "Sasquatch Sunset." The film stars Riley Keough, Jesse Eisenberg and Christopher Zajac-Denek, who worked with mimes and sat through hours of makeup and prosthetics application to transform into a sasquatch family. 

"Sasquatch Sunset" follows the family over the course of a year. The film is scored by musician trio Project Octopus and has no dialogue. 

The Zellner Brothers talked to KRCL on the press line for the January 20 premiere of the film about what writing an impressive script with no dialogue entails and whether or not the sasquatch is, in fact, real. 

Riley Keough and Jesse Eisenberg had time for one question before ushered into the premiere, revealing that they were excited to see what the audience would think after it premiered.