During a zombie apocalypse, Damon and his friends are caught between a gang of zombie hunters and a mace carrying psychopath.
During a zombie apocalypse, Damon and his friends are caught between a gang of zombie hunters and a mace carrying psychopath. Read more
About this project
Thanks so much for visiting our page!!
We hope you enjoyed our opening clip! We wanted to give you a taste of what to expect. When we receive the funds we will reshoot the opening scene with a proper crew. Thanks for your support!
$20, 000 will make a great short film!! Any extra funding will be put into the film to push it further whether it be in special effects, props, prosthetics e.t.c
Runner's Republic was born from hearing stories from my marathoning friend Jody. I loved the idea of a group of badass marathon runners holding their own during an Apocalypse. It's not the zombies I love (I'm a chicken when it comes to the undead) but what people become during a crisis.
Being second generation Muslim-Canadian I wanted to make a film where I could relate to the characters. There are three South Asian characters in the film - Damon, Rashaad and Sai. No cliched stories or references to arranged marriage, accents or goofy side kicks. They are not killed off early in the film. It is a unique take and really fun! If you like what you are hearing we would really appreciate your support!!
This film takes place in 2020, 3 years into a zombie apocalypse. Damon and Jody are marathon runners making their way home on a back country road. They come across Rashaad, a film-maker who is is unarmed and alone. Rashaad explains he used to have a group in town but a love triangle between his friends resulted in a fatal end.
As they get to know each other, cocky Damon, gentle Rashaad and tough Jody find the path becoming more difficult as they get closer to their destination. Their world begins to unravel and they find themselves surrounded by enemies.
As serious as it sounds we balance it out with humour in order to create a film that is light and entertaining.
SPECIAL FX MAKE UP!!
We have on board Rhonda Causton!! She will be taking care of make up for our zombies on set. She is a master in custom prosthetic appliances, theatrical veneers, dentures, props and blood gags. We looked forward to seeing our actors transformed!!
SOME OF OUR REWARDS...
Our movie poster!! If you donate as an executive producer your name will be added onto this poster before we send it out to our backers!!
A t-shirt with our logo and design. We will post the design once it is ready. After our campaign we will be in touch to find out what size you would prefer.
You also have the chance to be part of our film. You could slate, be an extra or a zombie. Check out our rewards on the right.
Your donations will pay for our production costs i.e. props, insurance, equipment, permits actors and crew. We appreciate all of your help!
Over the last two decades Jamie has worked on over twenty films as well as over 100 commercial television projects. As owner of Oxenham Design, a creative fabrication company, Jamie has worked on features such as 'The Pacifier', 'Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium', 'Zoom', as well as television shows such as 'Shadow Hunters' and 'Disney's Skyrunners.' Over the last twenty years he has gained experience working with directors, directors of photography and first assistant directors.
More recently, Jamie has been pursuing his love of film by putting all this experience to use creating his own short films.
Saba has a degree in Fine Arts from York University. After graduating, she started a family and is raising three children. She has continued to take classes in art and started writing during her time at home. Over the last five years she has taught art classes at schools in Durham and Toronto. She collaborated with other artists on an exhibit called 'Bullets to Butterflies.' This exhibit was showcased all over the greater Toronto area over three years. In 2016 she travelled for six months with her family to Morocco. While there she spent time studying a variety of traditional arts.
She also wrote, co-directed and produced a film in early 2017 with Jamie Oxenham called 'Get Leo'.
Risks and challenges
We've set the dates for filming late September so we hopefully catch some lovely fall light and nice weather before things start to cool down. The actors on board are all aware of our shooting dates and have set those days aside. We've begun production, out of pocket for some of our props i.e. zombie vehicles and guns.
Jamie and I have flexible enough schedules that if we can't shoot in the fall (if something were to happen) then we will plan filming in the Spring. This however, is just a back up. We will keep you updated on any changes or problems that come up. For now everything is running on schedule.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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