Sometimes when hot girls make out, IT'S EVIL. -- Help us make the next great American cult film!
ACE JOHNSON (20s) is a regular guy. He manages a mom-and-pop video store, and he likes porn. GWEN MOFFET (20s) is a lesbian of mediocre looks. She's not too successful with the ladies, and she hates guys who like porn. But when a mysterious SPACE QUEEN crash lands in the woods, the town's women start turning into lesbian zombies, and this unlikely pair are the only ones left to stop the disaster.
In their fight to escape town and get help, Ace and Gwen are assailed by his zombified – and awkwardly hot – MOTHER; sheltered by a PRIEST, whose attempted zombie exorcism goes horrifyingly awry; chased by a DETECTIVE-turned zombie hunter who believes Gwen to be one of the bad guys; tutored by a PROFESSOR (actually, the high school gym teacher) who believes the only way to stop the apocalypse is to destroy the Space Queen, and the only way to destroy the Space Queen is to, uhm, make love to her and remind her why God created Man and Woman; and of course, there will be hoards of hot and lethal Lesbian Zombies. All leading to a climax so shocking – so unexpected – it will leave you gasping and wincing and laughing.
Where SHAUN OF THE DEAD was zombie movie meets romantic comedy, LESBIAN ZOMBIES FROM OUTER SPACE is zombie movie meets teen sex comedy.
We need your help.
I chose this story because - while it may be a turn-off for some - I think it's an idea that a lot of people can get behind. I think many men out there - myself included - well, we all have a little bit of Ace in that un-evolved part of our brain. Fantasy is fundamental. And if we don't let that part of ourselves come out and play sometimes, we may just breakdown and have our own personal apocalypse.
I also chose this story because it's low budget enough to get it funded. But to make that happen we need the help of people like you. As you can see, our goal is to raise $28,700. That is the budget I've calculated for one week's worth of shooting. (Believe it or not, that's low budget in Hollywood.) That includes money for cast, crew, camera, crafty, and bare breasts -- I'm sorry, but it's difficult to get a woman to bare her breasts for free. Believe me: I've tried.
One week. One week for one-quarter of the movie. Why not try to raise the full amount, you ask? Even I don't have the balls to ask for for $100,000 on Kickstarter. And frankly, I don't think it's necessary. This initial amount is exactly what the name of this website says it is: a kick-starter. It's that extra bit of juice in the beginning that sets the whole thing in motion. Once we have the first week shot, and it's as good as I want it to be - as good as you need it to be - then I take it around town to the people with the bigger, deeper pockets, and get the rest of the budget funded.
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But here's the real kicker: we've got 30 days to raise the full amount, and if we're short by a penny, we don't see a dime. It's all or nothing on Kickstarter, and honestly, that's the way we like it. The budget is what it is for a reason - any less and we couldn't produce the kind of quality I expect to see on the big screen. So please -- that's the multiple form of "plea" -- please help out today if you can.
But this is the beautiful thing about Kickstarter - you don't have to go bankrupt to be a part of making this movie happen. If 1000 people give just $25, we've reached our goal (arithmetic aside). Are there 1000 people in the world who want to see Lesbian Zombies on the big screen? Well, we're going to find out. If there aren't, then you don't risk a thing - because if we don't raise the full $28,700, your pledge never gets charged to your credit card (and rewards don't get distributed). But if there are 1000 people out there willing to give - willing to take action - then this movie is going to get made, and pretty soon you'll be laughing your ass off while watching it.
So what do you get out of all this?
Well, if you've read this far, you're thinking this is a fun concept. I'm guessing you'd like to see this movie get made. You'll find the perks we're offering to the right, but really, this is the biggest perk of all: you'll be a part of making what we hope to be a really fun and twisted cult movie for this generation. You'll be kept apprised of all the news and development of the film. And most important, you'll have a key insight into what should be done when there's a lesbian zombie invasion.
And it will happen.
Dude, unemployment may be down half a point, but it's still a recession.
Hey, we know how it is. You want to help, but the money's just not in the wallet. The other way the money boys are going to take notice is if we've already got an audience itching to pay that ticket price or buy the DVD. So help us spread the word. Send this link to your drinking buddy who makes more bucks an hour. Check out the website. "Like" us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter. Do whatever you can to shout to the digital world, "I love Lesbian Zombies!"
Thanks for taking the time to check us out. Again, please feel free to visit the website - www.lesbianzombies.com - and we appreciate your support.
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Okay, let's get serious for a moment, because making a movie is serious business.
Every day of production will be a challenge. That's the nature of the work - it's what drives the creativity and the passion. My two years at the AFI Conservatory opened my eyes to how complex movie-making really is - the will, the organization, and the planning that brings together 50 or more people all to capture a scene on camera.
It's challenging and it's thrilling and it's how I plan to make my living.
While this will be the first feature I direct, I and my key team have literally thousands of hours on professional film sets; and because of my work in the post production departments of two major cable networks, I have contacts that will help us make a great finished product.
However, the biggest risk for any film is finding distribution when it's finished. Because that's what it's all about - getting it in front of an audience. And here is where Lesbian Zombies from Outer Space has a distinct advantage. I admire and respect anyone who puts their heart and soul into making a quiet, esoteric art piece. Unfortunately, though, those movies have a hard time finding an audience, and so it's very hard for them to find a distributor.
On the other hand, LZfOS is a movie - with gasps and laughs and perfect for popcorn. And I and my fellow filmmakers will put just as much passion and energy into the making of this movie as anyone ever put into an art house film - the difference being that more people will take pleasure in the end result.
Also, for anyone interested in the nitty-gritty details, please contact me with any questions. I'm happy to provide specifics on budget and scheduling or anything else you may wish to know.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on November 19, 2012.
Oct 20, 2012 - Nov 19, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $1 or more
You will receive our undead thanks, and a special shout-out on the LZ Facebook page.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $10 or more
Not only do you get our thanks, but you'll get a digital download of the movie when it's released.Estimated delivery: Nov 2013
Pledge $25 or more
With a thousand donors like you, we'll have our goal met in no time. You'll receive a Special Edition copy of the DVD made specifically for all of you Kickstarter folk who got this zombo-riffic ball rolling. Plus - you'll get it before the general public has access!Estimated delivery: Nov 2013
Pledge $50 or more
You'll get the Kickstarter Special Edition copy of the DVD along with an 18x24 poster signed by the cast!Estimated delivery: Nov 2013Add $3 to ship outside the US
Pledge $100 or more
That's dedication, baby. You're a real fan. And so as a reward you'll get a Lesbian Zombie fan pack! It will include the Special Edition DVD, a glossy poster, and an LZfOS T-shirt.Estimated delivery: Nov 2013Add $3 to ship outside the US
Pledge $250 or more
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Hey, you wanna be in a movie? For $250 not only do you get the fan pack, but you can also be an extra in one of our big zombie scenes! If you're a woman, that means you'll be a zombie. If you're a dude, that means you'll likely be a victim. But either way, it'll be a helluva lot of fun. (Travel to and lodging in Los Angeles not included.)Estimated delivery: Nov 2013
Pledge $500 or more
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Wow - I've bought cars for this price. Thanks so much! You'll get the thanks, the fan pack, and two tickets to the Lesbian Zombies not-yet-wrapped party - with the cast and crew and some live Lesbian Zombie entertainment. And if you want to be an extra in the film, we can make that happen too. (Travel to and lodging in Los Angeles not included.)Estimated delivery: Nov 2013
Pledge $2,000 or more
0 backers Limited (3 of 3 left)
Okay, player. I see you've had visions of the lesbian zombie apocalypse too. Not only do you get the thanks and the fan pack and everything else above, but you'll get an Associate Producer credit - both on IMDb and at the end of the film. That's right: years from now you can tell your grandkids, "Hey, sonny, I was a producer on Lesbian Zombies from Outer Space. Now eat your Martian tofu sprouts."Estimated delivery: Nov 2013