Any Town, Anywhere USA – Denver, CO – October 24, 2012 – THEY’RE YOU. THEY’RE US. THEY’RE EVERYWHERE…THEY’RE ALL MESSED UP…THEY’RE DEAD. DOC OF THE DEAD is the definitive Zombie culture documentary, and speculative chronicle of the Zombie Apocalypse. The film features appearances by Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead) and the Grandfather of Zombie-dom, George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead). Others planned for the film include author Max Brooks (World War Z, soon to be a major motion picture starring Brad Pitt), Greg Nicotero (Executive Producer and make-up FX “The Walking Dead”), Charlie Adlard (Artist, “The Walking Dead”), Mick Garris (Stephen King’s “The Shining,” and “The Stand”), Steve Barton (Dread Central), Alan Jones (Frightfest), and many more!
To get the bodies moving – the Kickstarter campaign begins today with pre-orders of the film available (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/exhibitapictures/doc-of-the-dead), and here’s your first look at the trailer to get your entrails all moist and your checkbooks out:
The Zombie Apocalypse seems to be on everybody’s lips these days. Should we categorize it as fiction, dismiss it as far-fetched paranoia, or speculate about it as a plausible scenario? Doc of the Dead is brought to the screen by the creators of the groundbreaking, participatory and award-winning The People Vs. George Lucas – Director Alexandre O. Philippe, Director of Photography/Producer Robert Muratore and Producer Kerry Deignan Roy. It’s co-hosted by Geekscape’s own Jonathan London and Red Letter Media’s infamous Mr. Plinkett (The Phantom Menace review), who will be sitting in his basement, far away from all the chaos.
Doc of the Dead delves deep into the myriad crevasses of Zombie culture to deliver the first-ever, in-depth look at a contemporary social pandemic of global proportions. Shot and edited in a cinematically edgy, high-octane style, it will host a rich and entertaining dialogue with Zombie experts and celebrities, seek participation from YouTubers and indie filmmakers, and examine viral cultural trends to explore the possibility and ramifications of an actual zombie outbreak with sociologists, virologists, chemists, and members of the Zombie Research Society.
In short, this is the film that zombie fans across the globe have been secretly waiting for; and because reality is scarier than fiction, prepare to be utterly and positively FREAKED OUT! And remember – always aim for the head.
Doc of the Dead is written and directed by Alexandre O. Philippe, and produced by DoP Robert Muratore, and Kerry Deignan Roy.
About Exhibit A Pictures
Dedicated to the appreciation and preservation of our global pop culture, Exhibit A Pictures specializes in long-form documentary films that celebrate and deconstruct the defining popular trends and icons of our time.
Exhibit A’s first release, The People vs. George Lucas (2010), took the world of Star Wars fandom by storm, and remains groundbreaking in its use of crowdsourcing and fan participation. The film premiered at a number of top-tier festivals, including SXSW (Spotlight Premiere), Hot Docs, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival, AFI Silverdocs, Filmfest München, Rome International Film Festival, among many others. It recently became the #1 documentary on Netflix.
Exhibit A’s follow-up feature, The Life and Times of Paul the Psychic Octopus (2012), premiered at Sheffield Doc/Fest, Edinburgh International Film Festival and Filmfest München, and is currently touring festivals around the world.