A long time ago in the near future of 1985, teenagers must defend their small town from an invasion of the Communist undead.
Red Dawn of the Dead is about a group of teenagers who find they are the last hope for freedom when Communist Zombies invade their small town. By organizing under the banner of their high school football team, the Beaverines, and utilizing Guerrilla tactics, they will become the stuff of legend.
The movie is one part horror comedy, one part spoof of Red Dawn and Dawn of the Dead (in the vein of films like Hot Shots! and Spaceballs before it), and one part standalone exercise in immaturity and absurdity. That's three parts!
The film will be directed by Matt "The Mongoose" Garvin, co-host of Monty & the Mongoose's Little Show podcast, writer of webcomic Flying Zombies, cinematographer on As Good as Dead, and director of Dead Texas and New Year's Bleed.
The script is written by Doug Raymond, writer/director of As Good as Dead (or: Prompocalypse!) writer of the Welcome to Border City webcomic, and screenwriter of New Year's Bleed. [PS - Do not go to welcometobordercity.com, it's server was hacked. Trust me, it was a real and delightful comic once. We're working to get it back on track.]
The movie will star Travis Resor (Waiting, As Good as Dead, Dead Texas, New Year's Bleed), Danie Coleman, and Rebecca Barras, among many other talented New Orleans actors.
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Having already made a film on a shoestring, I know the primary problem you end up running into over and over again is people. The advantage large studio productions have, in the end, is they have enough people, sometimes too many people, to let everyone focus on one job and to do that job well. Indie filmmaking does not have that luxury.
I personally will probably end up with the workload of what would usually go to about 300 people. Matt will end up with the work of 700 people. And everyone who says they wanna help will not show up. We won't have enough extras, and we'll have to suit up ourselves more times than feels professional. But, we've done this before. I don't let setbacks or missing people stop me, and push projects forward to their completion. Matt and I have creative brains and we can and have reorganized entire films on the fly to make them work.
Other delays like postproduction going long can happen when no one else is helping you. This is another phase of the film that includes digital FX and editing that is, for movies with a budget, a 5-500 man job that we end up often taking on alone. You can imagine how that delays a movie that's already in the can. But I've birthed one of these suckers before, and I can make the hard decisions. Matt will direct, and when no one else shows up, I will edit. No one should cut their own material.
Apart from that, everyone involved has real jobs that will get in the way. When you're not getting paid, it's hard to prioritize something even when it's what you love. But this isn't a hobby for me, it's an insanity, and I will not stop until you see the best final product possible.
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