When a young violinist witnesses his own mother’s
brutal murder he is sent to live with his father and
grandfather in the deep swamp. There he enters a nightmare
world of abuse and folklore. His grandfather tells him
the tale of the Gatorman, a creature that prays on children
who cry or disobay. As he grows to be a young man he
learns that the thing he fears the most is the only
thing that can save him.
is a 33-minute twisted tale. Produced by Julius Melendez and J3 Advertising.
Story by Jerrod Bogard and Damein Futch. Written by
Jerrod Bogard. Directed and edited by Jerrod Bogard
and Damein Futch.
shot Gatorman on Lake Jessup in beautiful Sanford, Florida
outside Orlando. Lake Jessup has the highest population
of alligators of any lake in the U.S.
We were lucky to boast a rotating crew of 30 people and
a cast of 14, but we needed them all for such an ambitious
first project. Gatorman is my first film.
We built the set from scratch and it stands today as a
monument of indie-film ingenuity.
2006. Jerrod Bogard. All Rights Reserved.