The Legend of El Chupacabra
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The Legend of El Chupacabra is the story of Pete Mackey, a nerdy cryptozoologist obsessed with solving the mystery behind a string of livestock killings in the tiny Texas town he calls home. When a local rancher offers a $50,000 reward to capture or kill El Chupacabra, Pete feels assured of victory but a rival cryptozoologist rolls into town to challenge Pete and walk away with the bounty. When bodies start to pile up, it’s clear that El Chupacabra has a taste for more than just goats and chickens. It will take every ounce of courage and ingenuity for Pete to make it out alive.
The Legend of El Chupacabra is a raunchy, goofy spoof comedy in the tradition of “Wet Hot American Summer” and “Reno 9-1-1.” It’s “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story” meets “Stranger Things.”
Filming on weekends September - November 2022 in the San Antonio/Austin area. It’s a Hill Country film y’all.
Compensation & Contract Details
This is a non-union production and currently non-paid. We are pursuing investors and crowdfunding options with a goal of offering compensation to principal actors either through direct or deferred payment. As funding is not guaranteed at this time, consider this a non-paid opportunity.
All actors will receive film credit, IMDb credit and be provided footage for their reel in a timely manner. Meals will be provided on set and you will be treated professionally and with an appreciation for your craft on a professional, well-run set.
Remaining Open Roles
Young Danny Morales (12): The younger version of our sidekick and best friend. When the bullies want to get under his skin they call him “Gordito,” but he’d say he’s just big-boned.
Bobby (12): A member of Pete’s crew and the very first victim of El Chupacabra.
Mortimer Balzac (60): The most diabolical man on the face of the planet. He’s Dr. Evil meets Rupert Murdock. Cartoonishly and comically evil.
Magnus (30-50): Another member of Elite Global Industries board. Scandinavian with an impressive head of blond hair above his tall shoulders.
Burly Ranch Hand (40): Killed by El Chupacabra will tending to the livestock.
Wendy Wendigo (18): She’s a Minnesota girl with a thick midwestern accent (think Fargo).
CryptidCreature69: (18): A gawky dork and internet troll who torments Pete.
Jinx or Latrice (20-30): Drag queens who just aren’t getting along.
Carol (30-40): The emotionally unstable, possibly criminal leader of a band of girl scouts who go full Yellowjackets.
Chubby Redneck (30): He’s well…a chubby redneck who gets taken out by El Chupacabra.
Tall Redneck (30): He’s taller than the chubby guy and also gets taken out by El Chupacabra.
Steve (30-40): Hunky newscaster who never stops smiling.
Sofia (30-40): Small town news anchor.
Female Farm Worker: She discovers a Chupacabra victim.
Man in Tighty Whities (20-30): A soldier caught with his pants down.
Board members for Elite Global Industries
TV news station crew
Latino Man fixing his car
Country Folk at Town Hall Meeting
About the Production Team
The Legend of El Chupacabra is the first feature-length film from Bright Eye Pictures. It is written (and will be directed) by Rob Mabry, an award-winning filmmaker known for his comedy shorts including the “The Tuckering,” “Legion of Terror HR,” “Felt So Good,” “Mr. Figmentus” and “Second Impressions.” Bright Eye Pictures has produced over a dozen comedy short films seen in film festivals around the globe.