Is Bigfoot Killing Marijuana Farmers in the Emerald Triangle? New Hulu series falls on 4/20!
As if the Emerald Triangle didn’t have enough bad press coverage with Murder Mountain on Netflix, Hulu is now dropping a new series on International Weed Day, April 20th, but this weed puzzle has a new twist: Has Bigfoot 3 marijuana – Killed farmers? up in the Pacific Northwest? The series premiered on Hulu, titled “Sasquatch,” is directed by Joshua Rofe of Lorena and produced by Mark and Jay Duplass of Wild Wild Country.
The story follows cannabis farmer David Holthouse in the fall of 1993 when he was working in the Californian emerald triangle of Mendocino, Humboldt and Trinity. One night as the story goes on, a drug deal went bad and 3 bodies were torn apart and mutilated. While the murders are 28 years old, Holthouse has been warned against investigating these murders, but questions remain about the bodies being torn apart or torn apart. Not only are missing persons real in the Emerald Triangle, but they also have the highest rate of missing persons in the entire United States. As the Murder Mountain series pointed out, the dark hills of the Emerald Triangle can be a dangerous place for “hippies wearing Grateful Dead shirts and all of the AR-15 assault rifles.”
Director Josh Rofe, the director, was asked in his Esquire interview what was the hardest part of the documentary and it was no surprise that weed farmers were tricked into walking in front of the camera and talking.
What was the biggest challenge in creating the document?
The biggest challenge was to find people in this type of cannabis underworld who would be willing to speak to us. That took months. In fact, it was so difficult that I sometimes wondered if we’d even be able to do the show. And so I always say that I give David the credit for the breakthroughs in this area. As we all do this together, in many ways we are documenting his journey with this investigation. And it was David’s tenacity, and truly his skill, that he had developed as an investigative journalist over the past 25+ years that really allowed and led to these potential breakthroughs. And then it’s like dominoes with these things that make things break up in clusters for you. And then suddenly you are cold again and you have nothing. And then you just don’t give up. You just keep hammering the sidewalk and now there’s another breakthrough. And oh, that one breakthrough only led to five different paths. None of them seem connected, but we’re all going to go down them and see what happens. And then you find out, oh wow, there is an overlap with a couple of these things. So it was a lot of it. I mean it was hard. This was definitely hard to do.
The series is now live on Hulu Network, let us know what you think! Did Bigfoot Kill Emerald County’s Weed Farmers?
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