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By Joe Cook
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About

Backers will be given first chance at auditioning for roles.

This is a dark comedy.

Mike wants to have a perfect life, problem is that he recently died. He will learn to value undead life but not before he has to save himself and all zombies from the humans bent on killing them.  Now that he’s dead he’s really living.

While on a date Mike gets attacked by zombies. He wakes up a thinking zombie!  

He meets a few other thinking zombies. Noah, the vegetarian zombie, is doing all he can to stick to his diet. He is convinced Mother Nature has a cure for zombieism and he's looking for it.

Griz lost his limbs when brain dead zombies killed him. He is searching for a new pair of legs and his value in society. He will learn that his unique situation will help to save all zombies.

Olivia is smart and ready to fight. She shows Mike how to survive and enjoy his new undead life.

When the humans nearly wipe out all the zombies, Mike will have to gather up the survivors and lead the counter attack on the humans.  Is he up for the task? Is Olivia a possible love interest? When Mike was alive he was just going through life like a zombie, but now that he’s dead…he’s really living.

Finalist at the Bare Bones Film Festival and Winner of the Audience Choice Award, we are confident you will love it too!

Who is Joe Cook?

A Hollywood screenwriter and zombie enthusiast who grew up watching all the great movies, White Zombie, Night of the Living Dead, Return of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Shaun of the Dead…you get the point. I believe that Zombie Mike is a very valid addition to the already amazing catalog of zombie movies that have entertained us thus far. THIS story has never been told.

Who is Nick Santonastasso?

 Zombie enthusiast, zombie prankster and top “Viner”, with over a 900k followers. Best known for his prank on Norman Reedus from the hit TV show The Walking Dead. He will be playing the role of Gris in the upcoming movie. 

Gris loses his legs and one arm when zombies attack him. He tries to find a new pair of legs and learns he has great value the way he is.  Nick has personal experience and first hand knowledge of these challenges.  He is perfect for the role.

Got a movie location in mind!?

We plan to film in Hollywood, California

How is the money being spent?

Zombie Mike Film Budget
Zombie Mike Film Budget

Why Kickstarter!? Why YOU!?

There is so much that goes into making a movie! We need a cast, a crew, equipment, props, special effects and lots of zombie makeup.

We gave great thought to the kinds of rewards we wanted to include. In addition to donating money to the project, there are some awesome opportunities for YOU to actually be in the movie!

HELP FREE THE ZOMBIES

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Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge is distribution and finances.
We have been working to ensure that we will get the film distributed to Hulu, VOD, Redbox and Netflix.

If your package includes the t-shirt or poster, you get to vote on which t-shirt and poster we create. We know that there are a lot of creative people out there and we are excited to see your ideas.
Most of the rewards will be fulfilled July of 2015, which is when we hope to release the film.

•The content of the voice and video messages are at your direction. If its inappropriate, you’ll have to change it.
•Some rewards may require additional paperwork. If you are appearing in the film, you will have to sign a release. 

•My final cut of the film may reduce your part in the film.
•All shooting locations are subject to change for a variety of reasons, including the amount of money we are able to raise and the locations giving us the right to shoot.

•If any of this conflicts, we will work with you in good faith to give you a substitute reward.
I'm really proud of the script and want to create a film that hasn't been done yet. In the end we will create a movie that all of us can be proud of. It's a great journey, come be a part of the film and help us make this possible.

CHECK OUT OUR LIST OF AWESOME REWARDS!

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Amazon is Kickstarter’s partner and handles all the credit cards, etc. Create an account and you’ll be all set up to support Zombie Mike It’s so easy…even a brain dead zombie could do it. LET’S MAKE IT HAPPEN!
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    Get your face on the big screen! Team: You and a friend get to be on opposing sides, pick who is the zombie and who is the human. We will show you killing your friend on the big screen. The winner can be the human or zombie...
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