Gearing up for its world premiere this Sunday at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas is Andrew Bowser’s Jimmy Tupper VS. The Goatman of Bowie, a micro-budget indie pic that pits a regular kid against the mother-f*cking Goatman. Bloody Disgusting just scored an exclusive look at a new minimalist one sheet, along with a wallpaper to slap on your PC/Mac (hopefully the latter). Jimmy Tupper is no one, he’s nothing, until one night he sees something in the woods that can’t be real. It becomes his mission to prove its existence and find his purpose. You can read our exclusive interview with Bowser here or check out all SXSW coverage that’s been posted here on BD.
“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: