Indigenous (film)

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Directed by Alastair Orr
Produced by
  • Michael C. Manuel
  • Ted O'Neal
Screenplay by Max Roberts
  • Zachary Soetenga
  • Lindsey McKeon
  • Sofia Pernas
  • Pierson Fode
  • Jamie Anderson
  • Juanxo Villaverde
  • Laura Penuela
Music by Giona Ostinelli
Cinematography Brendan Barnes
Edited by Alastair Orr
Killburn Media
Distributed by Lightning Entertainment
Release dates
Running time
86 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Indigenous is a 2014 American horror film directed by Alastair Orr and written by Max Roberts. It star Zachary Soetenga, Lindsey McKeon, Sofia Pernas, Pierson Fode, Jamie Anderson, Juanxo Villaverde and Laura Penuela.


Five friends meet in Panama for a vacation. While partying, they hear from Carmen, a native, stories about a beautiful waterfall deeper in the jungle. Ignoring the warnings of Carmen's friend, they set off to find the waterfall. When they reach it, the group discovers that the stories about a chupacabra are true, and it has developed a taste for humans.


  • Zachary Soetenga as Scott
  • Lindsey McKeon as Steph
  • Sofia Pernas as Elena
  • Pierson Fode as Trevor
  • Jamie Anderson as Charlie
  • Juanxo Villaverde as Julio
  • Laura Penuela as Carmen
  • Michael Mealor as Marlon


Indigenous was shot on location in Panama. Director Orr credited his cast and crew with making the film possible, as they had to carry all of the equipment themselves through the jungle.[2]


Indigenous premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival.[1] It later played at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.[3]


Mark Adams of Screen Daily wrote that it is "modestly entertaining" and "a well-made B-Movie" despite the familiar plot and one-note acting.[4]


  1. ^ a b Yamato, Jen (2014-04-11). "Hot Tribeca Trailer: Chupacabra Horror Pic 'Indigenous'". Retrieved 2014-06-04. 
  2. ^ Saadi, Ziyad (2014-04-11). "Meet the 2014 Tribeca Filmmakers #15: Chupacabra Is No Longer Just a Legend in Alastair Orr's 'Indigenous'". Indiewire. Retrieved 2014-06-04. 
  3. ^ Barton, Steve (2014-05-02). "Indigenous Heads to Cannes; New Still". Dread Central. Retrieved 2014-10-24. 
  4. ^ Adams, Mark (2014-04-30). "Indigenous". Screen Daily. Retrieved 2014-06-04. 

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