Justin Anderson is Arrested for Murder
Married city slickers, Justin and Margo, leave their posh urban life to try out a simpler existence in the country. While Justin embraces their newfound peace on forty acres in a small town, Margo is angry and wants to return to the city. With Christmas less than a week away, Justin hopes that the holiday won’t be ruined.
One night after a heated fight, Justin is shocked to discover Margo dead in their backyard from a slash across her chest and a bonk on the head. But he’s possibly even more shocked when he spots Bigfoot running from the scene! Justin is quickly arrested for the murder of his wife, and he is mocked for his outrageous claim that Bigfoot did it.
On the last day before Justin’s court arraignment, his Type A platonic gal pal, his snobby best buddy, his redneck neighbor, and a woman who has a bizarre obsession show up at his house. Aided by a whacky “Sasquatch expert” and an eleven-year-old girl, the group sets off on a mission to prove Justin’s innocence. That’s where the trouble really begins…
Who Wanted Margo Anderson Dead?
No one believes Justin that Bigfoot killed his wife. Not the one cop in town who is hell-bent on burying him, not the local farmers who mock him, not his own lawyer, not the hired Sasquatch expert, and not even his best friends who love him no matter what.
So who is the real murderer? Could it really be Bigfoot as Justin claims, or is it someone else in this small town? Might it be an outsider from the city? Or is Justin lying to everyone and he truly is the real killer?
Visit our Meet the Characters page to get a rundown of the suspects in the murder of Margo Anderson.
News Excerpt from The Local Gazette
From the Article “Shocking Murder Takes Place Just Days Before Christmas”
“Detective Grotsky held a brief press conference on Thursday morning to update the media on the latest developments in the Margo Anderson murder case. She said, ‘Justin Anderson killed his wife, and he thinks because we’re country people that we believe in Bigfoot. We don’t, but I’ll tell you what we do believe in: good old fashioned hangings!’
The city hasn’t hanged anyone since 1922 when Leonard Pickins was executed for stealing all of the chickens from the local chicken farm, but many locals are asking that the punishment be reinstated. An online fundraising campaign was launched to raise money to rebuild the platform in town square. Much of the wood is rotten, but a committee has formed to assess the wood quality and salvage what is salvageable, replacing the destroyed wood with new wood and distressing it to match the old wood. Several committee members are advocating for the hanging to take place before Christmas, but with the holiday only days away, a committee spokesperson says that is ‘unlikely.’
Anderson’s attorney, David Flockers, has not returned phone calls or emails seeking comment.”
Still photography credits top to bottom:
1. Ryan Colley and Robert G. Colley as the Izzo Brothers. Photo credit: Linda Shepherd/indieStills.com
2. Eric Colley, Kelly Sina, Adam Elliott Davis, Hallie Shepherd, and Jesse Collver film a scene. Photo credit: Linda Shepherd/indieStills.com
3. Amy Mayes as Margo. Photo credit: Linda Shepherd/indieStills.com
4. Location shot (“Justin’s Property”). Photo credit: JC Campos/Whispered Films Productions
5. Eric Colley as Justin Anderson. Photo credit: JC Campos/Whispered Films Productions