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You love cats! You love zombies! Zombie Cats from Mars is a fun and scary horror film that proves cats rule the universe!
You love cats! You love zombies! Zombie Cats from Mars is a fun and scary horror film that proves cats rule the universe!
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Zombie Cats from Mars is a campy spin on classic sci-fi horror. The story involves three households, each facing their own problems, who become the victims of a Zombie Cat invasion.  The central character, Billy, plays the film's hero. He aims to save his family, and the neighborhood from the Zombie Cats. Filming involves the use of live-action cats, as well as realistic puppet cats.

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The filmmakers have teamed up with a local organization http://furryfriendswa.org to provide live action cats, and cat handlers. Furry Friends is a non-profit no-kill cat rehoming organization. We believe that every furry friend deserves a loving home: even if they are zombie cats. 

We also worked with a really cool company in Portland, Scoop Handmade Ice Cream and their new owner Sean Sitton. Here's a behind-the-scenes featurette mini-docco of that shoot:

We are seeking funding for one main reason: To pay people for their talents. 

This is an independently-produced feature film, and while we are big on ideas and creativity, we are not swimming in cash. While we believe that creative pursuits are fun on their own, we believe that the years of training and honing creative skills deserves compensation. 

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Risks and challenges

Problems that may arise are:

Weather: Filming in December in the Pacific Northwest has its potential challenges. Our fingers are crossed that exterior shoot days will be sunny and dry, but the likelihood of rain and stormy weather are real. To mitigate this challenge, we have grouped outdoor shoots together, so that alternate shooting days can be selected. This may delay production for a couple of weeks, but we have chosen actors that have an open availability.

Completion: I realize that many projects don't get finished. Snags with locations, funding, talent, weather, etc., they can beat a filmmaker down. As filmmakers, we have experienced all these challenges. However, we have succeeded in completing three feature films, and several short-film projects. We have a commitment to this film, and the reward of having a live audience experience our films drives us to succeed.

Cats: Live animals.... uncooperative felines may be a problem. Luckily, we'll have a handler on-set who has trained the animals to respond to certain stimulus. We have also created shots in the film that utilize puppets and stand-in animals, quick action shots, and the use of cut-aways to mitigate these problems.

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