Bear Grylls' Man VS. Wild meets John Carpenter's The Thing; Captain Z ventures out into a changed world to help survivors fight back! Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on October 11, 2012.
About this project
Above is our Meet the Producers Video! It is long, but well worth the watch. Please watch this, and all the other videos/teasers that we have posted over the past couple of weeks. We have passionately pursued, through Kickstarter, a way to fund the pilot episode of "Beyond DOOMSDAY: The Chronicles of Captain Z" - so please, enjoy the video content, the conceptual art and the story synopsis. And please DONATE generously to our campaign! We want to create DOOMSDAY for you all . . . Thanks, Brian Hillard
The above video features our Undead Slayer Austin "Big-A" Arnold. Nuff' said!!! See the CAST section for another video featuring our main man, Austin!!!!
The video below was brilliantly edited by our co-Executive Producer and all around bad ass, Mr. Mike Lachimia. It is called The Dream, and we think that it is an extremely powerful piece! We want to thank Sage Porter and her son for coming out to help us make this teaser so special!!! Enjoy!
Below, you will find the much anticipated Zombie Go BOOM/ Beyond DOOMSDAY Super-Hero Team Up Episode of Zombie Go BOOM. Captain Z and Amanda Bauer stop by for a little zombie UNDEAD killing carnage. BOOM! Enjoy! And please, support our friends at Zombie Go BOOM:
The video above is an interview with David B. Johnson who plays our Brandon L. Scott/Captain Z character in Beyond DOOMSDAY. Please enjoy.
The above video is a promo piece for Chris Mills' Silver Shamrock Lab. Chris and his crew are supplying our Limited Edition Ballsitic Gelatin Heads we are offering as Donation Rewards. He also provides Zombie Go BOOM with these awesome, and highly realistic and functional heads!!! Go to the bottom of this page to see some still of these heads in action! I am even smashing one! Nice! In the video, Chris and I, and his crew, are doing zombie make-ups for the Zombie Go BOOM/Beyond DOOMSDAY Team-Up Shoot. RAD!!!
BTW - the promo video was shot my James Conway. He's pretty bad ass!
NEW INCENTIVE/DONATION REWARDS ANNOUNCED!
See the Rewards section for details, but here are the pics to make your stomach growl in hunger . . . you want these!!!
Here are the IN CASE OF Paracord Bracelets we just put up as Rewards, and a link to their website. Thanks to the guys at IN CASE OF!!!
The video above in the newest Beyond DOOMSDAY teaser. It is called "Indiana Z", and features Suicide Girl, Sash Suicide. ENJOY!
Our World . . . Beyond DOOMSDAY . . .
Set in a Post-Apoctalyptic California town . . .
. . . It is the year 2017, and our world has been overrun by a virus that no one can identify or explain. There has been talk that the cause of the infection was some kind of hyper-terrestrial contagion; an attack upon our planet by some type of unseen alien life form. But again, everything is speculation and guesswork; and at this point, is it even relevant that the true cause of the epidemic be found?
There are other scientific theories about what has happened, but it is all suppositions and assumptions at this point. Religious fanatics say that we had it coming, and to become saved was the only way to survive these dark days – they were wrong, dead wrong.
As a result of this vicious attack, 97 percent of the earth’s human population has been decimated. All of the recent human dead, now an army of pure, motorized aggression. The blitzkrieg incursion has significantly hindered the effectiveness of all energy and communication systems. The people who once maintained the power facilities and communication companies have either fallen to the UNDEAD, or have left their posts in haste, each person doing what they can to keep themselves and their families alive.
Food, water, weapons and other valuable resources have become extremely hard to come by as the remaining pockets of human survivors struggle to hold on; they are tired, scared, hungry and ultimately unsure of what a possible future may hold.
The fact is, it isn't just the UNDEAD that we have to worry about as we learn to survive on our world Beyond DOOMSDAY . . . there are things much more sinister and infinitely more malevolent that lurk in the shadows . . .
THE ONLY EASY DAY, WAS DOOMSDAY . . .
The video below features Amy Johnston, who plays our Amanda Bauer, AKA The Baton Girl character, during a fight choreography session for Thousand Pounds Action Company . . . she is pretty bad ass! And we are proud to have her on board!
The videos below are archived "Beyond DOOMSDAY" teasers - please, enjoy again, and tell EVERYONE to come back, watch again, and DONATE generously!!! Thanks EVERYONE!
WE are going to create DOOMSDAY!!! . . .
UNDEAD lore, and creatures that feed on the flesh of the living have fascinated the human mind and haunted our collective psyches since the beginning of time. TODAY, there is only one man out in the trenches fighting the mindless eating machines and training other survivors to fight back - to not only be survivors, but to become WARRIORS!
Ex-Army Captain L. Brandon Scott, better known by the moniker he has given his alter-ego self, Captain Z, is a Steve Irwin meets Bear Grylls-type for the UNDEAD. His mission, to teach others how to plan, prepare for, survive in, and become warriors against the UNDEAD insurgency that now infests our Post Apocalyptic planet.
"Beyond DOOMSDAY: The Chronicles of Captain Z" takes known “zombie” lore and story concepts and flips them on their heads.
The world we have created with “Beyond DOOMSDAY: The Chronicles of Captain Z”, finds its base in the Horror/Thriller genre; but at its core, it is Science Fiction at its best!
“Beyond DOOMSDAY” is a mash-up of elements and inspiration from a variety of different television series, film productions, and genre novels. Think of it as John Carpenter’s The Thing, meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer (the television series), meets the Bear Grylls' adventure and the survival show Man VS. Wild. Then, we add to all of this, a little dash of Evil Dead, a well-told Ghost Story, a pinch of Jonathan Maberry's Joe Ledger novel series, and it all takes place in a Post Apocalyptic world, not unlike the worlds of the Falling Skies television series, Battle L.A. and The Terminator film series.
THIS is “Beyond DOOMSDAY: The Chronicles of Captain Z”
The Main Players . . . OUR RAD CAST!
Ex-Army Special Forces Captain L. Brandon Scott, AKA Captain Z
Amanda Bauer, AKA The Baton Girl
The beautiful, yet lethal siren who is guardian of her devastated neighborhood. This Buffy the Vampire Slayer-type shows how the student can indeed become the teacher, showing Captain Z that there are many ways to dispatch the newly UNDEAD. Not only did she spin a mean baton while performing with her high school drill team, she is also an expert martial artist and weapons tactician! She, too, has a tragic story of loss. Eventually she becomes Z’s second-in-command and weapons specialist. They become closer; their relationship strong and equally beneficial.
Morgan Petigrue, AKA The Wussy Kid with a Mop
A non-athletic and weak wussy boy when we first meet him, Morgan is trained by Captain Z and becomes one of his most fierce and vicious warriors against the UNDEAD and their Hybrid brethren. Morgan has also lost his family, and finds a new guardian, almost Father Figure in Z. Z takes a liking to him right away.
"BIG-A", AKA The Undead Hunter
We are not really sure where BIG-A comes from or how he has survived through the event that turned our planet upside down, but he seems to have Z's back when he needs it most - creeping out of manholes when Z and his ragtag group of warriors are in the thick of battle, including sniping the ALIEN UNDEAD with expertly placed head shots!!! BIG-A is an ALIEN UNDEAD HUNTER, and damn good at what he does . . . Z just wishes he would stay around long enough to thank him for his lifesaving deeds . . . is he a Superhero?!
Pilot Episode Production Goals
Our collective MUSE, our MAIN GOAL, as we begin our own journey, is to tell a well thought out, compelling, character-driven STORY?
What makes “Beyond DOOMSDAY: The Chronicles of Captain Z”, stand apart from the rest? A compelling story being told through richly defined characters.
In order to bring this story to life, and tell the story the way it deserves to be told, production will cost money. To that end, we are asking all of our friends, family, work colleagues and total strangers to donate to the production through KICKSTARTER.
The money raised through KICKSTARTER will be used to finance the hard costs we will incur as we produce the pilot episode of “Beyond DOOMSDAY”. These costs will include, but not be limited to: cast and crew compensation, securing a post-facility, gear and equipment rentals, location costs, lab services, hard drive storage, studio soundstage rentals, music licensing and other costs. YOU can help finance this film and help us bring the story of Captain Z to life!
All of us at PUSH Adventure Productions have been emboldened by the number of projects funded through KICKSTARTER. A few members of our production team have been involved with projects that have had successful KICKSTARTER campaigns; the most recent being one of our producers that funded a short horror film called Blue Hole. We hope to continue our collectives successes and have the opportunity to continue to create quality cinema. Your financial backing of “Beyond DOOMSDAY: The Chronicles of Captain Z” will facilitate the making of the pilot episode of the series and allow the production team to take creative risks and deliver a filmmaking vision like few have ever attempted, and fewer yet have accomplished. This pilot episode will then become a presentation piece that we will show during pitch meetings with some of the major television networks as we attempt to complete this creative cycle and have the opportunity to produce a full season and on-going series of "Beyond DOOMSDAY: The Chronicles of Captain Z".
"Beyond DOOMSDAY: The Chronicles of Captain Z" Production TEAM
Please visit the "Beyond DOOMSDAY" website to learn everything you ever wanted to know about the Production Team.
There is also much more information about the "Beyond DOOMSDAY" series, contests you can enter, behind-the-scenes photo galleries, conceptual art, etc.
Additional Conceptual Designs for "Beyond DOOMSDAY: The Chronicles of Captain Z"
Being a Environmentally-Conscious Production
In the spirit of environmental-consciousness, and in line with PUSH Adventure Production’s commitment to Environmental Stewardship as we boldly state in our company’s Mission Statement, the entire production of “Beyond DOOMSDAY: The Chronicles of Captain Z” will be filmed GREEN! We will utilize renewable and sustainable energies wherever and whenever possible, as well as, utilizing a BYOWB (Bring Your Own Water Bottle) campaign during the production, cutting down on the trash and waste that productions create. We want to pioneer innovative and inventive ways to produce sustainable, eco-friendly, and greener entertainment, while promoting and encouraging a healthier and more planet-friendly lifestyle in our viewership.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
(UNDEAD FODDER Level): You will receive a Personal and Heartfelt THANK YOU from cast and crew, as well as, receiving an HD digital download of the pilot episode of “Beyond DOOMSDAY: The Chronicles of Captain Z” - having the ability to watch it over and over again, sharing it with all of your friends on your computer, tablet, or mobile phone device.Estimated delivery:
(CAPT. Z RECRUIT Level): Along with digital HD download of the “Beyond DOOMSDAY: The Chronicles of Captain Z” pilot episode, you will receive an extremely limited edition DVD of this killer pilot episode. Donating at this level will also gain you First Access to on-line digital materials, additional conceptual design and artwork galleries, behind-the-scenes photos, make-up test footage, and other eye-popping digital material!Estimated delivery:
(CAPT. Z CADET Level): As well as receiving the Recruit Level package, you will also receive the extremely Limited Edition Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Download package of the “Beyond DOOMSDAY: The Chronicles of Captain Z” pilot episode.Estimated delivery:
(CAPTIAN Z PRIVATE FIRST CLASS Level): You will receive the CAPT. Z CADET Awards Package, and for your wonderful generosity pledging this level, your copy will be signed by the writers, director and production team of “Beyond DOOMSDAY”. Pledging at this level, you will also receive a Pilot Episode Shooting Script signed by the entire production team! And as if this wasn’t enough, pledges at this level also receive a set of extremely rare, personalized “DOOMSDAY Warrior” military dog tags. See below for an example of these hyper-awesome incentives!Estimated delivery:
(WEEKEND WARRIOR Level): Along with all of the above mentioned flesh-chomping rewards, you folks pledging at this level will also receive the extremely rare and Limited Edition "Behind the Scenes DVD of The Making of DOOMSDAY", signed by the entire production team.
ALERT!!! The first fifteen (15) folks who pledge this amount will receive a extremely limited edition, brown glass vial of hand-crafted, custom "Undead Repellant" essential oil. Don't leave home without it . . .Estimated delivery:
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NEW DONATION INCENTIVE/REWARD!!!!
The first twenty (20) generous folks to donate at this level with receive a custom made Paracord Survival Bracelets hand-woven by the awesome folks at IN CASE OF. This is the one item that we are offering as an incentive that could really save your booty if the poo ever hit the fan. Check out their website link located in the Incentive Rewards section at the bottom of this Kickstarter page, as well as at the top of the page, directly under the photo of me smashing a Ballistic Gelatin Zombie head . . . IN CASE OF is:
Makers custom Paracord Survival Bracelets. They will be sized to you and come in a variety of color choices. All of their materials are manufactured in the U.S. and IN CASE OF personally weave each bracelet your specifications.
At this amount, you will also receive the Weekend Warrior Reward PackageEstimated delivery:
(DOOMSDAY PREPPER Level): Along with the WEEKEND WARRIOR Rewards Package, you lot pledging at this level will also receive a special LIMITED EDITION Production Backer Crew Shirt emblazoned with the our “Beyond DOOMSDAY: The Chronicles of Captain Z” logo on the front and our tag line of … "The Only Easy Day Was DOOMSDAY", on the back. Printed on the left sleeve will be: "I Helped Create DOOMSDAY!"Estimated delivery:
0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)
NEW REWARD/Pledge Amount Announced!!!
This is one that you guys will want to jump on quickly. As seen on Zombie Go BOOM and created by Chris Mills' Silver Shamrock Lab, we are offering, to the first 10 people who donate at this Pledge Level, an anatomically correct and highly functional, Ballistic Gelatin Head. The head comes loaded with a skull, blood bags, and spinal column. Great for taking to the range and shooting, to see just what that weapon you use will really do to a human head - if indeed you were ever called to use such lethal force. You can see the heads in action on the Zombie Go BOOM site, a link is posted on this Kickstarter page. We have also posted a Silver Shamrock Lab promo video that shows the heads as well. All of these links can be seen on the Incentives section of the page, directly under the pictures of the gelatin heads in action, as well as in a couple of other places on the page! Get um' fast. These WILL GO like hotcakes!!!Estimated delivery:
(ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT Z-DAY Level): As well as receiving the DOOMSDAY PREPPER Awards Package, you uber fantastic folks pledging at this level will be able to choose one of six, signed lithograph prints of a piece of “Beyond DOOMSDAY: The Chronicles of Captain Z” conceptual artwork. (Some of the pieces can be seen on the main Kickstarter page; the other art pieces can be seen on our main Beyond DOOMSDAY website - see link below.) Each piece will be signed by the production team, as well as, signed by the conceptual artist who created it - either Charles Wills or Anthony Schroeder.Estimated delivery:
(ARMY OF Z Level): Pledging at his level will not only gain you all other insane incentives from earlier Rewards Brackets, but you fantastic lot will also receive a cast resin, half-scale statue of CAPTAIN Z’s "Z-Shield" embedded into the head of one of our decapitated UNDEAD. Designed by series creators Mike Ross, Mike Lachimia, and Brian Hillard, and sculpted by Mike Ross, this will definitely be a one-of-a kind piece of artwork that will look amazing sitting on your mantlepiece above a crackling fire, taking up proud residence next to the pictures of your family. Ah, I know you’re getting the warm fuzzies just thinking about it!
This incentive reward is currently in the sculpting process and we should have photos up of the completed sculpture on Kickstarter very soon! Keep checking back and reading the Updates each day . . .Estimated delivery:
(CAPT Z UNDEAD "STOMPER" Level: Along with ALL incentives mentioned in the ARMY OF Z pledge level, you crazies will receive a special invitation to come hang out with the cast and crew on set and talk about (not too loudly though . . . cause we’re filming) all sorts of geeky things- horror films, film-making, music, blah, blah, blah.
SPECIAL NOTE ALERT!!! The first person that donates at this level will also receive a special invitation to the set and have their vehicle used as Capt. Z’s escape vehicle in the pilot episode of “Beyond DOOMSDAY: The Chronicles of Captain Z). Escape vehicle? Whaaaaa? Pretty cooool!
Oh, and you’ll also be mentioned and listed in the pilot episode's end credits as an Associate Producer.
AND!!!! As if that was not enough, along with ALL of the above mentioned shwag, you will receive a pair of the STUPID COOL, Limited Edition, Extremely Rare "Beyond DOOMSDAY: The Chronicles of Captain Z" Custom Converse Tennis Shoes. You will also have the option to have them signed by cast and crew. Go to the bottom of the page, and there is a photo of them! Check um' out. They are RIDICULOUS!!!Estimated delivery:
(SURVIVOR Level): All Pledges that donate at this level will receive a Hand Painted, extremely rare, recently decapitated replica UNDEAD head! This ridiculously cool film prop will be pulled from the original molds built and utilized by the production's special effects team - lead by series producer, Mike Ross. You folks also receive all incentives mentioned in the ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT Z-DAY Level. And, as if that wasn't enough, you will also receive a Co-Producer credit in the end credit role of the pilot episode. Preettyyy COOL!Estimated delivery:
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NEW REWARD/Pledge Amount Announced!!! Extremely Limited!
There are only two (2) opportunities to donate at this level, and believe me, if you love the Suicide Girls - you will want to jump on this FAST! The two Beyond DOOMSDAY backers to donate at this amount will receive one, of two, of the bikinis worn by Suicide Girl SASH Suicide; signed by SASH! You will also receive a signed print of SASH Suicide - both items personalized to you, by SASH! Pretty darn awesome. These two incentives will go uber-fast, so DONATE TODAY!!!
As if this wasn't enough, you will also receive all of the rewards mentioned in the SURVIVOR Pledge Level.
See can see a screen grab from the teaser that Sash was in ("Indiana Z")at the bottom of this Kickstarter page, under the Incentives Section. You can also view the "Indiana Z" towards the top of the page.Estimated delivery:
(CAPT. Z’s SNIPER Level): You lucky folks, and VERY SPECIAL SUPPORTS of DOOMSDAY who pledge at this level, will get a opportunity to “go under the knife” and become one of the featured UNDEAD horde. Your make-up will be designed, created and applied by series creators and special make-up effects artists Mike Ross and Brian Hillard. You will also get the Flesh-Melting, Eye-Popping Rewards mentioned in the SURVIVOR LEVEL, as well as, an extremely Limited Edition T-shirt that proudly states: 'ASK ME ABOUT BEING AN UNDEAD IN PILOT EPISODE OF "BEYOND DOOMSDAY: THE CHRONICLES OF CAPTAIN Z".'
SPECIAL NOTE: THE FIRST TWO FOLKS TO DONATE AT THIS PLEDGE AMOUNT, along with all the other ridiculously cool swag, will receive an extremely rare full-sized replica of Captain Z’s "Z-SHIELD"!
"What is this Z-SHIELD?" you may ask. Stay tuned . . . it’s pretty darn cool!!! You will also get an Executive Producer credit on the pilot episode credit list, and have your name mentioned on both the opening and ending credit rolls of the pilot. NOTE: At this level, travel expenses not taken care of by production . . . however, see next level . . .Estimated delivery:
(CAPT. Z’s MASTER CLASS GRADUATE Level): YOU EXTREMELY GENEROUS FOLKS receive ALL the Rewards mentioned above, as well as, this awesome opportunity . . .
You will be flown, round trip, to Los Angeles, CA, (from someplace in the United States – sorry to our international friends), and become a featured UNDEAD HYBRID creature in the pilot episode of “Beyond DOOMSDAY: The Chronicles of Captain Z”. Your entire make-up process, (from our effects team taking your life-cast, to having custom make-up appliances, and teeth created, to your make-up application process), will be shot and placed as a Special Feature on the "Behind the Scenes" for the Blu-Ray and DVD package.
You will also get an Executive Producer credit on the front and tail credit roles of the pilot episode!!! SIMPLY BAD ASS!!!Estimated delivery:
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