The real hero of this mockumentary is a creature far more enigmatic than the Loch Ness Monster – the notoriously eccentric German filmmaker, Werner Herzog – a legendary director and traveler, who savors working in hazardous conditions with dangerous people, a sometimes shaman and trickster. Herzog journeys to Scotland to make a film about the mythical beast, with a group of documentary filmmakers in tow.
Incident at Loch Ness is farce about the encounter of a European director with a Hollywood decision makers. The creative process becomes war, where Herzog – used to battling his acting medium, Klaus Kinski – faces the meddling and shortsighted producer. Just as their conflict reaches a fever pitch, the monster appears.
Seattle IFF 2004 – New American Cinema Award
Zak Penn was born in 1968 and graduated from Wesleyan University in 1990. He is mainly a screenwriter, whose credits include Behind Enemy Lines, Elektra and X-Men: The Last Stand. He also works as a producer and sometimes directs. His two films so far are both comedies.
2004 Incydent w Loch Ness / Incident at Loch Ness
2007 The Grand