Private Project

Buzzard Hollow Beef

Follows a family, who after experiencing vivid hallucinations, believe that they have been poisoned by cannibalistic hillbillies who intend to hunt them.

  • Joshua M. Johnson
  • Tara C. Hall
  • Colin Peeples
  • Amanda Spinella
  • Jacob Sunday
  • Emily Letts
    Key Cast
  • Doug Perkins
    Key Cast
  • Nadia Kamil
    Key Cast
  • Gabriel Caste
    Key Cast
  • Bruce Jennings
    Key Cast
  • Janet Chiarabaglio
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 15 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 14, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    150,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    Sony A7S
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Director Biography - Joshua M. Johnson

Joshua M. Johnson grew up in Olympia, Washington and graduated from The Evergreen State College with a BA in film. Shortly after to moving to Los Angeles, he began working for the Emmy Award winning show The Amazing Race. Since then he has produced and directed for reality television for over 10 years on such shows as Diamond Divers, Whale Wars and the documentary series Inside: Secret America (NatGeo). Most recently he has been creating and developing his own reality series. Josh and his partner have collaborated on over a dozens feature screenplays and have produced several short films together. Buzzard Hollow Beef will be his feature directorial debut.

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Director Statement

The story for Buzzard Hollow Beef was inspired by a trip to North Carolina and our dealings with the locals there. Although they were friendly, they seemed suspicious of us, which in turn made us suspicious of them. Our daughter was about 6 months old and while many people in the town offered her diet coke and other things we would never give a baby, one woman stood out. She cornered us on the street and warned us not to let anyone touch our baby. We were struck by her paranoia and it got us thinking. If someone were to touch our daughter, what’s the worst thing they could do to her? Eat her? As parents, we’ve since become immune to strangers saying shit like “don’t let anyone touch your baby”, but we also became hypersensitive and aware of the more mundane, everyday terrors. In our modern world, there is much to fear about what we put into our bodies: genetically modified ingredients, e. coli, salmonella, sugar free gummy bears, to name a few. Most people don’t know where their food comes from or what is actually in it. All of these elements inspired us to make this film. Buzzard Hollow Beef isn’t just “Cannibal Horror” or “Body Horror”, it’s “Food Horror”, but make no mistake. This isn’t a social commentary. It’s a genre piece. It’s a horror film filled with suspense, gore and some juicy gross out moments.