Film Tribute
The Legend of Boggy Creek
 

 

Production:

The Legend of Boggy Creek was produced on a small budget. Local businessman, L.W. "Buddy" Ledwell, put up most of the money along with some cooperation from music director Jaime Mendoza-Nava and editor Tom Boutross. For the script, Pierce enlisted the help of an advertising associate, Earl E. Smith. Most of the actual film crew were volunteers consisting of high school students from Texarkana and Fouke.

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L.W. Ledwell ... executive producer

Charles B. Pierce ... producer

Earl E. Smith ... associate producer

Jaime Mendoza-Nava ... music

Charles B. Pierce ... director, cinematography

Tom Boutross ... film editing

John Ball... art direction

Steve Lyons ... production manager

Baird Bryant ... sound effects editor

Heather Holden ... sound effects editor

Jack C. May ... sound effects editor (as Jack May)

David Musseimer ... sound

Bill Peck ... sound

John Post ... sound effects editor

Ramp Boyd ... gaffer

Travis Crabtree ... key grip

John Knight Jr. ... gaffer

Tommy Clark ... production assistant

J.E. 'Smokey' Crabtree ... consultant

Steven Ledwell ... production assistant

Lynn Lindsay ... production assistant

Steve Lyons ... production assistant

Ann Peak ... script supervisor

Primary Cast:

During the filming of The Legend of Boggy Creek, Charles Pierce used many locals from Fouke, Arkansas to re-enact their encounters. Pierce did not have much in the way of budget, so this provided a way to keep expenses low and to give the movie a very authentic feel.

It is interesting to note that the narrator, Vern Stierman, was the weatherman for the Texarkana-Shreveport NBC Affiliate Channel 6.

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Vern Stierman ... Narrator

Chuck Pierce Jr. ... Jim as Boy

William Stump ... Jim as Adult

Willie E. Smith ... Willie

J.E. 'Smokey' Crabtree ... Himself

Travis Crabtree ... Himself

Judy Baltom ... Mary Beth Searcy

Phillip Bradley ... Teenage Hunter

Herb Jones ... Himself

Dennis Lamb ... Mr. Kennedy

George Dobson ... George

Flo Pierce ... Bessie Smith

Charles Walraven ... Himself

Robin Raffaelli ... Trailer Incident

Cathy Cox ... Trailer Incident

Jinger Hawkins ... Trailer Incident

Glenn Carruth ... Bobby Ford

Bunny Dees ... Mrs. Ford

John Wallis ... Mr. Ford

Sarah Coble ... Mrs. Turner

Dave O'Brien ... Mr. Turner

Billy Crawford ... Corky Hill

James Tennison ... Landlord

Ernest Walraven ... Himself

 

THE LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK. A film by Charles B. Pierce.