The what trailer? Sasquatch Sunset, that’s what! It is a 2024 surreal comedy that stars  Riley Keough, Jesse Eisenberg, Christophe Zajac-Denek, and Nathan Zellner. The film is directed by Zellner and his brother, David, who wrote the script. Ari Aster served as an executive producer under his Square Peg banner.

The film follows a family of Sasquatch over a period of one year.

Jesse Eisenberg first announced his involvement in the film as an actor and producer back in summer of 2022. At the time he spoke to Entertainment Weekly,

“In full makeup. In full body hair. No lines, I grunt, but no lines, and I’m so looking forward to this.”

Principal photography took place in Northern California in 2022. To help the cast prepare, they worked with movement coach and mime coach Lorin Eric Salm, whom Eisenberg had trained with to play French mime artist Marcel Marceau in the feature film Resistance.

They set up “Sasquatch School”  where Salm worked with the actors to explore Sasquatch behavior and to establish a consistent movement for the creatures so that they would all appear to be of the same species. Drawing inspiration both from primates and from Bigfoot lore, he helped them find a balance between human and ape-like movement.


Sasquatch Sunset had its world premiere at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival on January 19th, 2024. Prior to this Bleecker Street had already acquired distribution rights. They will screen it at South by Southwest and it is then scheduled for a limited theatrical release in the United States on April 12, 2024, before going wide a week later.

Everyone who has seen it, likes it. Rotten Tomatoes consensus reads:

“For audiences attuned to the Zellners’ utterly unique wavelength, Sasquatch Sunset offers a moving—if often inscrutable—look at our relationship with the natural world.”

Critics’ reviews are positive.

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