By Jan Hamilton
Show-runner/Director: Joshua Rofé, Producers: Duplass Brothers Productions, Number 19
Sasquatch is a true crime doc series following investigative journalist David Holthouse as he attempts to solve a bizarre twenty-five year old triple homicide that was said to be the work of a mythical creature. (World Premiere)
Sasquatch is a weekly series that will be running on Hulu, I watched the first episode at the virtual SXSW 2021 Film Festival. Investigative journalist David Holthouse gives us his personal viewpoint of an experience he had in the northern California county of Mendocino.
One evening in 1993, while David was visiting a friend who ran a cannibus farm, an extremely upset worker arrived at the remote cabin to announce that three of their migrant co-workers had been “torn apart” byBigfoot. David wanted no part of this and left immediately. It was only years later, after a career in investigative journalism, that David decided to dig up what could on the incident. In the interveningyears he had heard nothing about it.
In the present, for the series, he interviews people from the tri-county area of Mendocino, Humboldtand Sonoma. The area has been famous for the best weed since the seventies, when hippies moved there
and found that the fertile, lush, wooded area’s most profitable crop was marijuana. We are treated to the views of variety of eccentric residents, ranging from a still-shaken cop, a cute bickering gaycouple, and a range of other knowledgeable locals.
David’s journey in the later episodes will evidently bring him close to danger, it was an enjoyableexperience, it looks like it will be worth our while to join him on this trip. Produced by the Duplass brothers.