When Jimmy Tupper encounters the mysterious Goatman in the woods of Bowie, Maryland, he finds himself on a quest to prove that the Urban Legend is real. The first part of a trilogy begins on Sunday March 14th when Andrew Bowser’s Jimmy Tupper VS. The Goatman of Bowie premieres at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas. Below you’ll find the official one sheet, long synopsis and screening dates. You can read our exclusive interview with Bowser here.
“Part modern horror documentary and part old school monster movie, JIMMY TUPPER VS. THE GOATMAN OF BOWIE is an innovative and quirky film that challenges the notion of found footage and what it means to be scared in the woods. Jimmy Tupper (Andrew Bowser) is a no one, he’s nothing. He spends his days working at a Starbucks in Suburban Maryland and his nights drinking and playing Rock Band. His friends see him as the resident stoner and waste of space. One night they decide to pull a prank on poor Jimmy and, while he is passed-out drunk, they leave him in the middle of the woods of Bowie, Maryland.
The next day Jimmy is nowhere to be found. When he finally emerges from the woods he is beaten and bloodied and making outlandish claims. He says he’s seen a monster, the famed “Goatman” of Bowie. His friends believe this to be the drunken ramblings of an overexcited nitwit, but Jimmy knows better. He heads to the woods determined to capture footage of the elusive creature and prove what he knows to be real.
Was Jimmy only dreaming? Did he really see a monster? Only time, and Jimmy’s video camera, will tell.”
Written and directed by Andrew Bowser, JIMMY TUPPER VS. THE GOATMAN OF BOWIE is part one of a trilogy of films he has written about an urban legend he heard growing up in Bowie, Maryland. In addition to Bowser, the cast includes Pedro Gonzalez, Chris Jones, Michael Eller, Tim Kuczka, Micah Terrill, Rose Rodkey, and Brittany Latorre. Producers are Gary Coby and Tim Kuczka with cinematography by David Kalani Larkins and editing by Bowser.
If you are attending SXSW, you can see the film at the following screenings: