Lionell Hilliard has slept with a goat and conceived Goat Man, a new short that recently finished production and is looking to hit the festival circuit. Phil Nichols (aka The Fiendish Dr. Phil) of Facades F/X running the show star with the Facades F/X team for Goat Man also included Melissa Nichols and Melissa Gale Dabney.
“There’s a widely-spread piece of Texas folklore about a legendary creature appearing to be half-man and half-goat. It’s seen about as often as Sasquatch or the Loch Ness Monster. Whether it’s good or evil is anyone’s guess…but it’s interesting, nonetheless.
The story of the origin of Goat Man takes place in the late 1800s. A small town political figure, living alone with only his married West-Indian servants, has decided to run for office, and is a sure fit for the position in question. That is, unless, his deep dark secret exposes him: he often takes up with his farm animals. As you might imagine, karma comes to collect when his conquest of choice, his she-goat, gives birth to the hideous creature we come to know as the Goat Man.“