The Adventures of Kitty Zombie is a collaboration of Kitty Zombie and Zombie Army Productions.
I came to John Laflamboy, owner of Zombie Army Productions last year with a crazy idea of a full length feature film with Monsters, Kids, Martial Artists, Secret Military projects and a Beautiful leading lady that Kitty Zombie would get in the end! I brought a rough script of a comic I had wanted to do and combined it into the beginning of the film. It was going to be EPIC! After much smiling, nodding, and a few laughs, John, very politely scaled down my epic thoughts of big screen movies, red carpets, and leading ladies. With his grounded advice, we shaped the project we are putting forth for you to help us make.
A short film made for the entire family. Which, in the end, is really what Kitty is all about.
The Adventures of Kitty Zombie will still have a Mad, Military Scientist, Monsters, Ninjas, and of course the kids! The Beautiful Leading Lady that Kitty gets to walk into the sunset with at the end? Maybe not so much. But that's Ok. Maybe in the next film! ;)
Our goal is simple.We want to bring Kitty Zombie to the world in the form of a high quality, short film.
In order to achieve this, we are looking to raise 15,000.00 for the production of this film.
Shooting in and around the Chicagoland area, which both Kitty Zombie and Zombie Army Productions is based out of will help make this a more achievable goal.
We will use the pledges from our generous fans to help fund location permits, insurance, equipment rental, crew costs, sound, editing, and the myriad costs of producing a film like this.
MEET OUR CAST AND CREW
Our Unlikely Hero of The Adventurers of Kitty Zombie
Kitty donned his no signature Red Goggles and rusted, black armor for the first time on April 26th, 2008, at HAuNTcon in Houston Texas, The bumbling, hulking zombie that is now so well loved had no idea this fun, night with Zombie Army Productions would turn into the ride it has become.Ever since that fateful night, Kitty has gone on to host a number of his own zombie themed events, including : "Plague Day at the Faire" at the Bristol Renaissance Faire, "Retro Zombie Tiki Terror" at the beautiful Tiki Terrace, and "Zombies on Ice" at the ice rink in Millennium Park, Chicago.
You can also see Kitty as a judge and host for Chad Savage's "Zombie Pin Up" contest at Flashback Weekend and at Zombie Army Productions "Zombie Prom".
When not playing with other zombies, Kitty travels for appearances and guest at Horror, Comic, and Sci-fi conventions around the country.
From the get go, people have asked "When are you going to be in a movie, Kitty?" Well, with any luck, NOW!
Ron Fitzgerald (AKA Master Ron Fitzgerald) is an Actor, Gothic Illusionist and Host for dark, sticky fun! Fitzgerald has appeared as an actor in numerous feature films such as "The Item", "The Thirsting", "Blood Gnome", "MAGUS" and others, with more on the way such as Arkham Sanitarium: Soul Eater. Fitzgerald recently portrayed Dracula in "Dracula's Orgy of the Damned" and is the lead, as White Fan, in the short film, "Year of the Ox". Ron has just completed his own film project "Dark Realm" which combines his acting abilities with his Gothic ilusions in a very unique Horror movie that is a first for the both the the world of illusion and the genre of Horror! Fitzgerald has performed from Hollywood to Hong Kong with his wicked and weird style of dark, theatrical Illusions in his live show "Fitzgerald's Realm of Magic". The Show features Ron eating razor blades along with him cremating and decapitating his lovely companions, for your entertainment pleasue! Ron is the only illusionist edgy enough to close the second stage at Lollapalooza, and has a very long list of performances to his credit. Ron has been a host at the Chicago Horror Film Festival, the Indie Horror Film Festival, Festival of Flesh Burlesque and Chad Savage's "Zombie Pin Ups" as well as other productions including his own internet radio show 'Dead of Night'. One thing is for sure, Fitzgerald is so much freaky fun, he'll leave you screaming for more!
John, a graduate of Southern Illinois University, is the Founder/Director of Zombie Army Productions and Co-Founder of Big Tree Production. He has been producing haunted houses, theatrical productions, and films since 1996.
John has been the designer, producer, director, and education director, of Statesville Haunted Prison since 1998. In this time has also produced several other haunts: The Haunted Spaceship, Dragons Dome, City of the Dead, The Fear Haunted House at Navy Pier, and many other fundraiser haunts. Through out the year, the zombie army is busy throwing large zombie theme parties like “Zombie Prom”, “A Very Zombie X-Mas”, and “The Zombie Army Games”.
When John is not producing Haunted Attractions, he is either auditioning as a SAG actor in Chicago or producing, directing, and writing independent film projects. His recent credits include “The Art of Pain”, “Squeal”, and “TheMoleman of Belmont Avenue” (featuring Robert Englund). Currently, John and the Zombie Army can be seen in the hit web series “Days of the Living Dead”, a reality show that follows John and his team both backstage and onstage in the haunt industry.
Mike Meyer is the "large white guy" half of Yokai Films. He's written, directed, shot and edited everything from award-winning short films ("Sold", "The Mission", "Graduation") to PBS mini-series (The Cutting Room Floor - KCLS Los Angeles) to web series (The Sanctum, It's Not a Book) and too many viral commercials and promotions to count. He's also worked as post supervisor for several brand-sponsored teen filmmaking initiatives with partners like General Mills, Sprite, Samsung, and Boys & Girls Clubs of America. He recently finished his first feature Heaven is Hell with long-time collaborator Yokai Films partner Chris Sato with whom he's also producing the web series Days of the Living Dead (another Zombie Army Production). Mike can't wait to have some series fun with Kitty and his pals
Chris Sato has never wanted to do anything but make movies. In his 10 years as a professional filmmaker he has produced 2 web series, countless web commercials, dozens of sketches and teamed up with collaborator Mike Meyer for the feature filmHeaven is Hell. He's also no stranger to television pilots working as the head of post production for the PBS award winning pilot Reporting for Service and Everyone's a Critic with Richard Roeper. He's currently producing the webseriesDays of the Living Dead for Zombie Army Productions and is thrilled to be doing a pilot for Kitty Zombie.
Risks and challenges
Well, the most obvious risk is the financial challenge of producing a film like this. Kitty Zombie has a very loyal fan base, and reaching the highest production value is our main goal. The great thing about writing and producing with Zombie Army Productions is that they have been here from the very first time Kitty ever donned the Armor, thru his progressive evolution to the lovable Zombie you all know today.
Beyond that we face the day-to-day challenges of shooting of a film. This includes inclement weather, unexpected illnesses, location issues, and the joys of working with the random behavior and spontaneous personality of Kitty Zombie. We feel confident as a team, with your financial and moral support, we can overcome the eventual obstacles come our way.
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