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Dogman by Brian Rosinski
The Real Dogman? | Brian Rosinski

I’m not in Los Angeles (and, frankly, like it that way), so I get a little thrill whenever I hear about a movie filming in my area. Just heard that local filmmaker Rich Brauer of Brauer Productions, Inc. is set to start filming Dogman in Benzie County, Michigan in September. Casting and pre-production is in progress.

Based on the synopsis below, sounds like it plays off some local lore about a beast that wanders the forests of Michigan. Our very own Bigfoot.

The movie tells the story of Hanklin Purvis, a hunter and outdoorsman who lives with his wife Dorothy on a family farm in the rural Midwest. But every autumn, odd things start happening. Chickens go missing, things get stolen from the barn, and then … the attacks start.  The first victims are family pets, then wild animals.  But it’s not until people are injured that the cops get involved.

The attacker is not human, that’s for sure, it must be stopped. Even worse, the wounds carry a deadly bacteria, and the clock starts ticking for those infected. Enter Hanklin’s neighbor, Francis Wellman, a Native American who believes she has discovered an ancient antidote.  But can she get it in time to save the victims?  And will they ever find the perpetrator of these horrifying attacks?

Sounds like fun! I’ll be watching the progress as this film moves along. Check out more feature films from Rich Brauer here, and watch the trailer below for The Legend of Michigan’s Dogman, created by local radio guy Steve Cook in 1987. A 25th Anniversary Edition of the CD/DVD is being released in 2012.

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