About this project
ZOMPOCALYPSO (zom-pok-uh-lip-soh) tells the heartwarming story of Darren and Dale (brothers, best friends, and possibly cousins), convinced that the end of the Mayan calendar is about to bring on the "Zompocalypse."
The duo retreat to their family's remote farmhouse to await the coming storm. As sh*t begins to get increasingly real, the brothers prepare themselves to become the last known survivors of a brave, new, and possibly undead world.
Check out a video we put together from bits of improv by our principal actors:
Chris Meister (Dale), Mike Manship (Darren) and I (Eric Anderson...not a character name, I'm the director) have fleshed out scenes and structure and we'll let the cameras roll and see what happens (magic is the goal).
I'll also be "Blair Witch-ing" things by introducing unexpected situations, objects and other actors for our leads to deal with.
And of course, at the end of filming our entire cast and crew will disappear, leaving only our footage behind.
Filming is currently scheduled for spring/summer 2012 in Kansas and Illinois.
ERIC B. ANDERSON
Eric is a writer/producer/director and the owner of Corn Bred Films, an independent film studio dedicated to the discovery and development of projects originated in the Midwest. Corn Bred's mission is to give voice to talented filmmakers living in the heartland. Eric's strong connection to the Midwest stems from a childhood spent in Burlington, Iowa; college years in Iowa City, Iowa; a stint as Managing Editor for The Baxter Springs Citizen in Baxter Springs, Kansas; and countless times spent with his large extended family spanning Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Chris Meister, originally from St. Louis, MO but now based in Chicago, has appeared in numerous features, television episodes and commercials in the past decade, including Office Space, The Dilemma, The Chicago Code, and The Playboy Club. You can follow Chris at @meisteralready on Twitter.
Mike Manship is an actor, writer and improviser originally from Cary, NC, where he performed professionally with ComedySportz. He has studied with instructors from ComedySportz, iO, The Annoyance, The Neofuturists, Upright Citizens' Brigade, and ImprovBoston. He is currently a student in the Second City Conservatory and maintains an online presence at www.darkandstupid.info.
NOTE: A contribution of $5 or more gets you a download of the finished film. So basically, you're both helping to make and purchasing a finished feature film for $5. Not too shabby.
ANOTHER NOTE: We're raising $10,000 on Kickstarter to purchase equipment and commence principal photography in Spring 2012.
If you want to be involved in supporting post-production and marketing of the film (and make money back for every license purchase you make) please visit: http://www.sokap.com/project/view/pid/6
Thanks in advance for your support!
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