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Zombie Universe 2 is an upcoming comedy short film from filmmakers Forrest Whaley and Mason Howerton. It's gonna be funkatronic!

Click HERE to watch the FIRST Zombie Universe

And thanks for watching our video! If you have any questions about the project or the rewards, please feel free to e-mail us at: forrestfirefilmsbusiness@gmail.com

Or send us a message here at KickStarter.

If you do decide to back our project be sure to come back regularly because we plan on making more posts as the project develops and grows.

Also, if you'd like to go that extra mile, it'd be awesome if you passed this around to friends, family, or anyone you think would be into this sorta thing. :)

Thank you for your support! We look forward to making an awesome short film!

-Forrest Whaley, Mason Howerton, & Ally Polster

Some Q&A:

What is Zombie Universe 2?

Zombie Universe 2 is an upcoming prequel to the half-hour short film we made last October titled "Zombie Universe". 

This film picks up a few months after Zombie Universe and stars all three original cast members, Mason Howerton, Forrest Whaley, and Ally Polster, as well as few new faces you may or may not recognize. We plan to start shooting at the beginning of March and have it out by the end of June. However there is no release date locked at this time. We'll keep you posted!

Zombie Universe 2 will be longer, darker, and more action-packed than the first. It's not our intention to make the same film over again.

Who's behind this film?

I'm Forrest Whaley, founder of the channel, and I will again be collaborating with my long time friend, Mason Howerton, on this project. We're currently writing the script and I'm set to direct once we enter the production stage.

I've been making films for about five years now and started posting them on YouTube in 2007. Since then they've become incredibly popular, with the average video getting around 3 million views. My channel, forrestfire101, just passed 230,000 subscribers and I plan to move to LA with Mason after completion of this project. Once there we'll continue working together, building this channel and producing more premium video content for all to enjoy! :)

Where's the money going?

Making this film will be expensive. We have multiple shooting locations lined up and all of them require payment, as well as filming insurance. We also have to factor in permits, props, make-up, and actor/crew salaries. 

To give you an example: Outfitting one zombie now costs us about $400. The make-up and prosthetic effects are something we're REALLY amping up this time around. These undead will look much more horrific than in the previous installment. 

Funds raised here will be pooled with my own income made off the ads attached to my previous videos. $10,000 is great, but we'll need every cent we can get! The more we have, the better the final product will be!

What's the status of this film?

Currently we're in pre-production (writing the script, securing locations, and gathering props) but we're to begin shooting in March. Filming will take longer than normal because we have to work around everyone's school schedule. We were going to shoot it during the summer, but since our move to LA is around that time, we decided that managing a film and attempting to move cross-country would not prove super effective. O__0 

How can I help!?!

Contributing $$$ is the best way. Please have a look at our SWEET rewards to the right. Only people pledging through KickStart will receive these awards. 

We only have 31 days left for funding as of this post (Jan. 29th) so pledging now is crucial. Pledging soon encourages others and lets us gauge how much we will have to work with. If you can't pledge it's always great to just spread the word! Thank you. :)

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