||Feature Film   |   Comedy/Horror/Drama   |   2016   |   80 Minutes   |
Ben & Annie are a young couple living in Chicago, on a weekend trip to Annie's small North Carolina hometown. At the local bar they run into Paul, a charming old friend of Annie's, and Ben learns something he never knew about his girlfriend: She believes in Bigfoot. In fact, she and her friends used to "hunt" for the creature when they were kids. Before Ben knows it, he's off on an impromptu Squatchin' trip deep in the Carolina backwoods. Amidst the Squatch calls, campfire stories and beers, Ben quickly realizes that Paul may have an ulterior motive in bringing Annie to the woods. And something else out here seems to be after her as well. Everyone but Ben thinks its Bigfoot. But it can't be, can it? After all, Bigfoot isn't real...
Stomping Ground is a creature feature / rom-com hybrid by first time feature director DAN RIESSER. The film features a cameo appearance by Theresa Tilly, one of the original "Ladies of the Evil Dead" from Sam Raimi's 1981 horror classic The Evil Dead. The film premiered at the 2014 Dances With Films Festival, won the "Soul of Southern Film Jury Award" at the 2014 Indie Memphis Film Festival, screened at festivals across the country and is now out on DVD and VOD through BRINKvision.
Directed by Dan Riesser
Written by Dan Riesser & Andrew Genser
Starring John Bobek, Tarah DeSpain, Jeramy Blackford, Justin Giddings & Theresa Tilly
Produced by Brad Lavery & Mike De Trana
Cinematography by Alexander Sablow
Creature Effects & Makeup by Dizzworks Designs
Edited by Nicole West
Assistant Director - Cody Cundiff
Music by Ted Speaker
Banjo Arrangements by Ben Riesser