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Patient Zero is a narrative feature film about the first person that gets infected with the zombie virus.

The Film

Patient Zero is an independent horror film about the origins of the zombie virus. Erik Woods is a struggling waiter trying to get by. After becoming completely broke, he sees an ad in the paper for a new clinical trial for an experimental anti-biotic targeted at people who smoke. The drug is meant to attack dead cells in the body and regenerate new ones. After taking the drugs he starts to feel incredible but soon starts to become very ill as his body starts to deteriorate. He starts to develop a taste for raw meat and other unusual side effects. He begins to realize things are going wrong but he continues to take the drug. Soon enough he turns into something he never imagined. The first person to start the epidemic. The zombie epidemic. He is Patient Zero.

The Production

We are going into pre-production from now till principal photography which will begin in October. Our team is filled with many passionate filmmakers all dedicating their time to make this come to life. Throughout our process you can keep updated on the film's progress as well as behind the scenes from preproduction to shooting to editing, which will be posted on our Facebook fan page. Patient Zero is being Produced by Andrea Walter, Cinematography By Clayton Moore and Directed By Rob Sholty. 

Where the money will go

We want to shoot this film as raw as possible.We are saving a lot of money in the fact that we have a lot of the film gear necessary to shoot this film. There are some things that we really need to make this film, but do not have the necessary resources to do so. Sound is very important to us so we are hiring a professional sound mixer on set. We are also using it for makeup, special effects, blood, wardrobe, food, props, and all the other little things that we need to make this film happen. 

What is Kickstarter? 

Kickstarter is a new platform for fundraising projects and gaining community support. It's an all or nothing concept in which we have 35 days to raise our budget or we do not receive any funds. 

How to donate

Just click the "Back This Project" button and you will be asked what amount you want to donate as well as the rewards you will get for participating. You will need to setup an Amazon account where you will give your payment information and be charged ONLY if our goal is reached at the end of the campaign. 

International Backers

Please add an additional 15 dollars for shipping.

Thank you very much for checking out our Kickstarter and remember to be safe and be prepared because the infection could strike at any moment : 0

Spread the Word and Share the Trailer. Or we'll find you.

Please Like Our Face Page : )

http://www.facebook.com/Patientzerofilm

Please Follow Our Twitter : )

https://twitter.com/#!/PatientZeroFilm

For some examples of Brice's artwork, check out Patient Zero's Update #4!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/robsholty/patient-zero-a-zombie-film/posts

A link to Adi Alsaid's facebook page, where you can find more information about him and the book, and ask him questions!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Adi-Alsaid-author-of-Somewhere-Over-the-Sun/117746478273611

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    Brice Gielgens, our zombie loving comic artist friend will be donating two small moleskine journals 3 and 5.8 inches by 5 and 5/8 inches. (these are black with white acrylic paint and white pencil). Both will be uniquely drawn by him, with zombie artwork! If you choose this reward you will also get a special thanks on the credits, website, facebook, twitter as well as a Digital Download of the film. Hunger strikes during the epidemic.. let's hope you aren't the meal.

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