Type: Feature documentary
Director: John Maclaverty
Producer: John Archer
Production company: Hopscotch Films, Indelible Telly (co-producer)
Sales agent: Cercamon
Screen Scotland support: The film accessed £100,000 through Screen Scotland’s Film Development and Production fun to support this the first theatrical documentary feature from award-winning Scottish Director John Maclaverty, supported by John Archer of Glasgow-based production company Hopscotch Films.
Loch Ness - They Created A Monster is a witty new take on an old Scottish story. Using never-seen-before archive, the film takes us back to the heyday of Loch Ness - the 1970s - and turns the cameras round to focus on the Nessie Hunters themselves - a lost world of rivalry, ridicule and rogues - where men became monstrous....
Still from Loch Ness: They Created a Monster, courtesy of The Scottish Documentary Institute
The film was released in cinemas in the UK and Ireland on Friday 10 November 2023.
A special preview of the film was shown as part of a Scottish showcase at Cannes Docs on May 19 2023.
The film premiered at Sitges Film Festival (Spain) 2023.
Header image: Still from Loch Ness: They Created a Monster, courtesy of The Scottish Documentary Institute