“Writer/producer Benjamin M. Jones and Director/producer David Temmesfeld bring interesting, period-accurate visuals together for a robust presentation of the Tailypo story.”
The bonus feature of the DVD will be of interest to many life-long fans of the Tailypo story, as well as to serious folk lore enthusiasts and students of folk lore or history. An educational lecture by Dr. Edgar Slotkin, Professor of Folklore for the University of Cincinnati English Department delves into the probable origins of the Tailypo story. You’ll be surprised how it began!
Learn about the compelling nature at the core of the Tailypo origination story and how human cannibalism might be at the root. In “Teh-Li Po: An Appalachian Legend”, a realistic picture emerges of how the old folktale might have played out in early 1900’s rural Appalachia.
If you’re new to the Tailypo story, this is a great place to start exploring Appalachian literature and oral tradition. If you grew up with the story -- it has finally been brought to life on film!