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A documentary that explores and examines the fans of the walking dead franchise.
A documentary that explores and examines the fans of the walking dead franchise.
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Director Cris Macht Interviewing Lew Temple
Director Cris Macht Interviewing Lew Temple

 PLEASE NOTE: THIS DVD IS A LIMITED INDEPENDENT RELEASE (UNLESS IT GETS PICK UP AT A FILM FESTIVAL) - ONLY A SMALL AMOUNT OF DVDS WILL BE PRESSED!!! 

interviewing author Jay Bonansinga
interviewing author Jay Bonansinga

2 of the 3 Designs we are using for the perks are these! 

The "Civilian"
The "Civilian"
The "walker"
The "walker"

Filmmakers and (Childhood friends) Cris Macht and Ian Vacek released their 2nd documentary last year – THE FORCE WITHIN US (about Star Wars fans) and have since formed their own production company “Lust For Life LTD”. As big fans of The Walking Dead and experience with documentaries based around the fans, it only made sense that their next project focused on the fans of the hottest TV show….THE WALKING DEAD. We believe that any franchise is only as big and successful as their fan base, nothing will be successful without the support of their fans! – and we feel that this story should be told and explored! This documentary is made by fans for the fans! Not only will this be a high quality production, it will also be a documentary that is packed with excitement, emotion, and passion…just like in their previous projects!

THIS PROJECT CAN NOT BE COMPLETED WITHOUT YOUR HELP AND SUPPORT!!!!

We have several interviews lined up with The Walking Dead Authors, Writers, Actors, Podcast Hosts, Fans, and everything in between. We will be filming across the United States (including the filming locations in Atlanta, and The Walker Stalker Convention in Both Chicago and Atlanta)  

Patch Design #1 of 3
Patch Design #1 of 3
patch design #2 of 3
patch design #2 of 3
Patch Image #3
Patch Image #3

Credibility

Both of the Documentaries that Cris Macht has released have been critically acclaimed and highly praised by both Critics and Fans, he has no reason to change that with this one…If anything, this will be better than the last! Ian Vacek has been in the production business for 16 years. You can see their IMDB resumes here: 

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5277601/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3051870/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

You can see clips of their previous works here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNH8CbDntF0http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8mjVe_NU74http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P30ULe7Mz7ohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gh90D-OvRZ0

Artist Eric Siebeneck and Director/Producer/Writer Cris Macht
Artist Eric Siebeneck and Director/Producer/Writer Cris Macht

Film Description and Synopsis 

With The Walking Dead franchise at the peak of it’s popularity, Documentarians Cris Macht and Ian Vacek explore and examine why humanity is obsessed with the “zombie apocalypse”. Cris and Ian interview fans that have been there since the comic book debuted in 2003 to the living rooms of the casual fan of the TV show across America, as well as everything in between including Cosplayers, Collectors, A fan that built his own Daryl Dixon Motorcycle, A pilgrimage to the filming locations in Georgia, The Convention Circuit (including Walker Stalker Con), Cast and Crew members, and more! The film also explores that fans of the show are more than just crazy zombie lovers, it examines that community and friendships are formed over their love for the series as well as that fans have hope that humanity will always prevail in the worst case situations. 

Sketch Card sample (black and White)
Sketch Card sample (black and White)
Sketch Card (color)
Sketch Card (color)

Where will your pledge money go? 

Making a great high quality documentary always comes with a price, anything you pledge to the campaign will go straight into the film. We are not asking for nearly what it will cost, but we want to put an attainable goal to ensure we get at least partial funding so we don't have to take out any loans, or charge up credit cards to make a film that we know most likely will not make either of us rich. The money we raise through this campaign will go to such things as: 

• Lights, Sound, Video expenses and equipment 

 • Transportation/Lodging (we are filming in California, Georgia, and other parts of the US) • Food (a crew working for free needs to be kept full!) 

• Entry fees into Cons/Film Festivals – this can be very costly! 

• The Kickstarter perks such as Shirts, Poster, Patches 

• Marketing and Promotions – Cris Macht has a degree in marketing and will be in charge of getting the word out! 

• Manufacturing the DVD 

 • Editing (post production Costs) 

- Any Kickstarter commission fees 

• Etc…

Filming James and Eric (The Host of the Walker Stalker Podcast and the Event Organizers!)

The Walker Stalker Masterminds - James and Eric
The Walker Stalker Masterminds - James and Eric

Risks and challenges

To be honest...this is not our 1st rodeo. We have done this before, have IMDB.com credits, and a reputation to protect.

In our past experience, time has been a factor and a challenge (getting the film out in time for the announced release date)- however, we are making films for a living and this project is our priority.

The DVD will be Region 0, meaning it will be playable on any DVD player or computer in any country.

We do have lawyers that guide us through this process

This documentary is not affiliated or authorized by AMC in any way

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    A Random collectors patch with one of the following designs 1. "Zombie" 2. "Civilian" 3. "Sheriff Badge" all these patch designs are exclusive to Kickstarter backers ONLY!, your name in the film credits and mentioned on our facebook page

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    A one of a kind Black and White (2.5x3.5) Sketch Card of a "walker" from our Artist Eric Siebeneck - Every Sketch Card is original artwork and is one of a kind - there will not be 2 cards that are the same!!!! and Your name mentioned on our facebook page and in the Movie Credits!!!!

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    A one of a kind Color (2.5x3.5) Sketch Card of a "walker" from our Artist Eric Siebeneck - Every Sketch Card is original artwork and is one of a kind - there will not be 2 cards that are the same!!!! and your name mentioned on our facebook page and in the movie credits!

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    (1) DVD of The Walkers Among Us (limited pressing) signed by cast and crew members that worked on the documentary, (1) BLU-RAY "copy" of feature film (only), (1) T Shirt of your choice - The Walker or the Civilian, a set of (2) teaser posters (the Zombie Design and the Civilian Design signed by Director Cris Macht and DP Ian Vacek) (3) Patches - you will get the complete set of all 3 patches (Walker, Civilian, and Sheriff Badge), a set of 8X10 photos/production stills of the documentary film crew on location at the filming locations in the Atlanta Area, (1) Black and White Sketch card of a Walker by artist Eric Siebeneck PLUS special thanks - YOUR NAME in film credits and our facebook page!

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    (1) DVD of The Walkers Among Us (limited pressing) signed by cast and crew members that worked on the documentary, (1) BLU-RAY "copy" of feature film (only), (2) T Shirts!!! You will get both the "Walker" and the "Civilian" - a set of (2) teaser posters (the Zombie Design and the Civilian Design signed by Director Cris Macht and DP Ian Vacek) (3) Patches - you will get the complete set of all 3 patches (Walker, Civilian, and Sheriff Badge), a set of 8X10 photos/production stills of the documentary film crew on location at the filming locations in the Atlanta Area, (2) Sketch cards ( a black and white and a color) of a Walker by artist Eric Siebeneck - These will be completely different designs! PLUS special thanks - YOUR NAME in film credits and our facebook page!

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    1) Meet and greet with the Director/Producer and DP of THE WALKERS AMONG US and dinner for (2) in Atlanta over the Walker Stalker Con Weekend (October 17-19 2014) PLUS Listed as - Assistant Producer in the end credits and the dvd cover (only) – no rights, use, control, etc of the film in any way - this is just for "naming rights " - You will also get an IMDB credit!!!! TRANSPORTATION AND LODGING WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN THIS EXPERIENCE. plus (2) DVDs of The Walkers Among Us (limited pressing) signed by cast and crew members that worked on the documentary, (2) BLU-RAY "copies" of feature film (only), (4) T Shirts!!! You will get both the "Walker" and the "Civilian" - (4) sets of (2) teaser posters (the Zombie Design and the Civilian Design signed by Director Cris Macht and DP Ian Vacek) (6) Patches - you will get (2) complete set of all 3 patches (Walker, Civilian, and Sheriff Badge), (2) sets of 8X10 photos/production stills of the documentary film crew on location at the filming locations in the Atlanta Area (4) Sketch cards ( 2 black and whites and 2 colors) of a Walker by artist Eric Siebeneck - These will be completely different designs! PLUS special thanks - YOUR NAME in film credits and our facebook page!`

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    Hang out with us and be our "Roadie" for a day! This will be at the filming locations in the Atlanta Area! You and a Friend will get the experience of what it's like to be on set and behind the scenes of a documentary - Plus you get to see some of the Walking Dead Filming Locations!!! (this will take place in October around Walker Stalker Con - October 17-19) Date TBD,There will also be a "meet and greet" with the Director/Producer and DP and dinner for (2) in the area PLUS Listed as - Assistant Producer in the end credits and the back of the dvd (only) – no right, use, control, etc of the film in any way. - this is just for "naming rights ". You will also get an IMDB Credit!!!!!! TRANSPORTATION AND LODGING WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN THIS EXPERIENCE. plus (2) DVDs of The Walkers Among Us (limited pressing) signed by cast and crew members that worked on the documentary, (2) BLU-RAY "copies" of feature film (only), (4) T Shirts!!! You will get both the "Walker" and the "Civilian" - (4) sets of (2) teaser posters (the Zombie Design and the Civilian Design signed by Director Cris Macht and DP Ian Vacek) (6) Patches - you will get (2) complete set of all 3 patches (Walker, Civilian, and Sheriff Badge), (2) sets of 8X10 photos/production stills of the documentary film crew on location at the filming locations in the Atlanta Area (4) Sketch cards ( 2 black and whites and 2 colors) of a Walker by artist Eric Siebeneck - These will be completely different designs! PLUS special thanks - YOUR NAME in film credits and our facebook page!

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    THE RED CARPET EXPERIENCE! You will have a red carpet experience in the Chicago Area!!!! A limo will come pick you up (and drop you off) for our red carpet event in the chicago area and you can hang out with the cast and the crew of the documentary at the event! You will need to get to the Chicago Area (or suburbs) - Transportation and Lodging will NOT be provided
    Hang out with us and be our "Roadie" for a day! This will be at the filming locations in the Atlanta Area! You and a Friend will get the experience of what it's like to be on set and behind the scenes of a documentary - Plus you get to see some of the Walking Dead Filming Locations!!! (this will take place in October around Walker Stalker Con - October 17-19) Date TBD,There will also be a "meet and greet" with the Director/Producer and DP and dinner for (2) in the area PLUS Listed as - Assistant Producer in the end credits and the back of the dvd (only) – no right, use, control, etc of the film in any way. - this is just for "naming rights ". You will also get an IMDB Credit!!!!!! TRANSPORTATION AND LODGING WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN THIS EXPERIENCE. plus (2) DVDs of The Walkers Among Us (limited pressing) signed by cast and crew members that worked on the documentary, (2) BLU-RAY "copies" of feature film (only), (4) T Shirts!!! You will get both the "Walker" and the "Civilian" - (4) sets of (2) teaser posters (the Zombie Design and the Civilian Design signed by Director Cris Macht and DP Ian Vacek) (6) Patches - you will get (2) complete set of all 3 patches (Walker, Civilian, and Sheriff Badge), (2) sets of 8X10 photos/production stills of the documentary film crew on location at the filming locations in the Atlanta Area (4) Sketch cards ( 2 black and whites and 2 colors) of a Walker by artist Eric Siebeneck - These will be completely different designs! PLUS special thanks - YOUR NAME in film credits and our facebook page!

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    The Director/Producer/Writer and the Director of photography will come to your house for a private screening of the finished film before it is released to the public! We will also bring snacks and get take out from your favorite restaurant! This experience is for the continental USA only and based on our schedule and availability. Plus THE RED CARPET EXPERIENCE! You will have a red carpet experience in the Chicago Area!!!! A limo will come pick you up (and drop you off) for our red carpet event in the chicago area and you can hang out with the cast and the crew of the documentary at the event! You will need to get to the Chicago Area (or suburbs) - Transportation and Lodging will NOT be provided Hang out with us and be our "Roadie" for a day! This will be at the filming locations in the Atlanta Area! You and a Friend will get the experience of what it's like to be on set and behind the scenes of a documentary - Plus you get to see some of the Walking Dead Filming Locations!!! (this will take place in October around Walker Stalker Con - October 17-19) Date TBD,There will also be a "meet and greet" with the Director/Producer and DP and dinner for (2) in the area PLUS Listed as - Assistant Producer in the end credits and the back of the dvd (only) – no right, use, control, etc of the film in any way. - this is just for "naming rights ". You will also get an IMDB Credit!!!!!! TRANSPORTATION AND LODGING WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN THIS EXPERIENCE. plus (2) DVDs of The Walkers Among Us (limited pressing) signed by cast and crew members that worked on the documentary, (2) BLU-RAY "copies" of feature film (only), (4) T Shirts!!! You will get both the "Walker" and the "Civilian" - (4) sets of (2) teaser posters (the Zombie Design and the Civilian Design signed by Director Cris Macht and DP Ian Vacek) (6) Patches - you will get (2) complete set of all 3 patches (Walker, Civilian, and Sheriff Badge), (2) sets of 8X10 photos/production stills of the documentary film crew on location at the filming locations in the Atlanta Area (4) Sketch cards ( 2 black and whites and 2 colors) of a Walker by artist Eric Siebeneck - These will be completely different designs! PLUS special thanks - YOUR NAME in film credits and our facebook page!

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    THIS WILL GET YOU THE ENTIRE TREATMENT AND WILL PROTECT YOU FROM THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE! Be in the Film!!! We will fly anywhere in the continental united states and come to your house and film you for the Documentary (This will be based upon our schedule), Not Only will you be in the film....You will also have a red carpet experience in the Chicago Area!!!! A limo will come pick you up (and drop you off) for our red carpet event in the chicago area and you can hang out with the cast and the crew of the documentary at the event! You will need to get to the Chicago Area (or suburbs) - Transportation and Lodging will NOT be provided Plus you get to hang out with us and be our "Roadie" for a day! This will be at the filming locations in the Atlanta Area! You and a Friend will get the experience of what it's like to be on set and behind the scenes of a documentary - Plus you get to see some of the Walking Dead Filming Locations!!! (this will take place in October around Walker Stalker Con - October 17-19) Date TBD - YOU WILL RECEIVE AN IMDB CREDIT AS ASSISTANT PRODUCER!!!! There will also be a "meet and greet" with the Director/Producer and DP and dinner for (2) in the area PLUS Listed as - Assistant Producer in the end credits and the back of the dvd (only) – no right, use, control, etc of the film in any way. - this is just for "naming rights ". You will also get an IMDB Credit!!!!!! TRANSPORTATION AND LODGING WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN THIS EXPERIENCE. plus (2) DVDs of The Walkers Among Us (limited pressing) signed by cast and crew members that worked on the documentary, (2) BLU-RAY "copies" of feature film (only), (4) T Shirts!!! You will get both the "Walker" and the "Civilian" - (4) sets of (2) teaser posters (the Zombie Design and the Civilian Design signed by Director Cris Macht and DP Ian Vacek) (6) Patches - you will get (2) complete set of all 3 patches (Walker, Civilian, and Sheriff Badge), (2) sets of 8X10 photos/production stills of the documentary film crew on location at the filming locations in the Atlanta Area (4) Sketch cards ( 2 black and whites and 2 colors) of a Walker by artist Eric Siebeneck - These will be completely different designs! PLUS special thanks - YOUR NAME in film credits and our facebook page!

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