These days there’s only one thing more
contagious than a zombie bite, and that’s our love for zombies. These shambling hunks of flesh are quickly becoming the biggest contributors to
the global entertainment industry today. We are in the middle of a zombie-lover outbreak-and
our numbers are growing! Finish your holiday shopping in one stop with a stack of We Kill the Dead 2014 calendars!
So why are we swarming towards this global infestation? It’s
simple: you can’t shoot the economy in the head, you can’t plough in to crime
statistics in a fuel tanker, and you
can’t take a chainsaw to a hurricane, but you can do all that to a zombie.
Zombies are one of our most familiar and versatile metaphors for any of the
numerous natural or man-made disasters that can occur in our lives and at
Z.E.R.T. we use them to full effect – just ask 60,000 of our Facebook
Our Zombie Makeup Artist: Kelly "Red" Belmonte
Twice Emmy nominated makeup artist, Kelly Belmonte, has provided high-definition make-up for the big screen, high fashion and television industries since1996. A dedicated and endlessly creative cosmetologist, her talent for crafting some of the industries most original and disturbing renditions of the walking dead was developed in partnership with the team at Zombieland. Now with a client list that includes some of the world's most recognizable faces and a forthcoming television show that showcases her art, Kelly is set to become a household name and the source of many a zombie nightmare to come.
What is Z.E.R.T ?
Z.E.R.T. is an organization that uses the Zombie as a metaphor for any one of numerous natural or man made disasters that have and will occur in our lives. Hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, criminal attacks, or any type of situation where being prepared, trained and most important, armed with the proper mindset is required to see you and your family through to safety. Check us out on YouTube and Facebook. Just search for ZERT !!! We are not hard to find. Want some excitement? Check out the ZERT HALO Counter-Terrorism Summit video on Youtube! Frickin' awesome!
We know that when armed with the proper mindset and expert
training, any family from any walk of life can prepare for the unexpected.
That’s why we foster a friendly and safe environment to create responsible
students with a solid foundation in the shooting/preparation/training world.
Our thousands of members in Z.E.R.T. squadrons all over the world are prepared
for their own personal zombie apocalypse and are having a hell of a good time
in the process. What better way to complement this culture of carnage than by offering
Americans that most resilient of all lifestyle products, the calendar?
What is 32 Celsius LLC ?
32 Celsius LLC is a unique marketing firm focused on bridging the gap between special ops, adventure and sci-fi enthusiasts. We license and market products such as this calendar for Z-E-R-T !
The name refers to the body temperature at which you "crossover" into the land of the undead......You transition from human to zombie. As Wikipedia says (must be true) Muscle mis-coordination becomes apparent, Movements are slow and labored, accompanied by a stumbling pace and mild confusion, although the person may appear alert. Surface blood vessels contract further as the body focuses its remaining resources on keeping the vital organs warm. The victim becomes pale. Lips, ears, fingers and toes may become blue.
What does the project entail?
For Z-E-R-T, 32 Celsius is developing an edgy, sexy, and artistic calendar of professionally
made-up zombies, hot zombie killers, guns and special ops gear. The photos you see are samples from our promotional photo shoot that took place in Virginia Beach in July! The calendar contains cinema quality zombies and pro photography/graphic design. The project was conceptualized in April, translated into a project plan in May and was launched in mid June when Z.E.R.T. was given the rights to premiere World War Z at a private theater in Las Vegas two days prior to the scheduled release. The money raised in this Kickstarter project will provide the capital necessary for makeup, undead prosthetics, photography and most importantly....printing and production. A Z.E.R.T zombie themed calendar will be produced yearly.
Why will this project be a success?
The owners of 32 Celsius and Z.E.R.T. have a history of making creative project ideas a reality across a number of industries. Our makeup artist has been nominated for two Emmy awards and is one of the top makeup artists in the world (See below). Unlike many Kickstarter projects, our project team has already committed funding and the project is underway. The calendar pre-sale began weeks ago and we have scheduled the casting and makeup sessions for September 15th. Why is this important? The project owners already have "skin in the game". We put our money where our mouth is and this project will be a success. Why do we need the funding? Creating a calendar of this quality, with professional photography, professional models, a double Emmy dominated makeup artist, with the latest and greatest spec ops gear and equipment is expensive!!! We don't want it to be like every other calendar. We want it to be THE calendar and so do our 60,000+ Facebook followers.
Right now, our online marketing team is working with social networking sites, bloggers and other industry outlets to set up a massive marketing push when the calendar is ready to print. Z-E-R-T founder Aaron (shown below) and our crew handed out over 10,000 flyers at ComiCon in San Diego last month. Z-E-R-T received EXCLUSIVE rights to premiere WWZ at a private theater the night before its nationwide theater release.......and everyone there received calendar marketing and over half bought one on the pre-sale even before the promo shoot. Oh...and by the way, the calendar will be featured in at least one upcoming major television network reality show. We can't wait until we are allowed to announce it!
Why do some of your rewards include the opportunity for "training" ?
Z.E.R.T. fosters a friendly and safe environment for people
from all walks of life and backgrounds to interact, learn and train together.
The Zombie Apocalypse theme is a bridge to many people who otherwise may not
seek out traditional training courses. Through being a part of Z.E.R.T. they
are exposed to many different opportunities for enhancing their skills.
Participation in Z.E.R.T. training courses also creates safe students with a
foundation in the basics that can be applied to courses and activities anywhere
in the shooting/training world.
Each Z.E.R.T. member can take it as far as they wish to go,
at their own pace with the emphasis being on a safe fun experience for all
involved. Join Z.E.R.T.to start your journey to being ready for when your own
personal Zombie Apocalypse happens. Plus its a hell of a lot of fun!
Risks and challenges
No project is without risks. Ours is no different. To mitigate and eliminate risk, 32 Celsius and Z.E.R.T. have meticulously planned and budgeted this project with contingency plans for virtually anything you can think of.
Risk #1: What if you don't have enough money to produce the calendars?
To maximize our success and minimize cost, we have done a vast majority of the calendar development prior to launching the Kickstarter project. We have pricing quotes from the printers and the graphic designers that made the awesome renderings you see are on our project team. We don't have to outsource much of the project so we know our budget is accurate. We also launched the pre-sale website to cover the costs of incidentals and travel between now and the completion of the Kickstarter project.
Risk #2: Has 32 Celsius ever done this before?
We haven't produced a Zombie Calendar before. However, we have a track record of building successful businesses and completing similar projects. Our partner in printing and delivering the calendar is the largest calendar marketing agency in the United States, they are trusted as specialists by some of the world’s most successful corporate and cause brands including Porsche, Chevron, Napa Auto Parts, and Make a Wish foundation.
In short, the project is at the 5 yard line and we need to complete the Kickstarter project to cover the cost of the photo shoot, makeup, prosthetics and the printing. We are ready to pull the trigger, we just need your help before we can do so.
The pledger receives Reward #2 plus an "I Shoot Zombies in the Face" T-Shirt and a calendar from the first run along with a personal electronic letter from the project team! Check out the shirts on www.z-e-r-t.com !!!
The pledger receives everything from Reward #3 plus one of the first 2500 calendars, numbered and signed individually by Emmy nominated makeup artist Kelly Belmonte! Check out the shirts on www.z-e-r-t.com (and make sure to check out Kelly's photo on this profile ;)
The pledger receives Reward #5 plus exclusive access to the "We Kill the Dead" Dropbox account so you can download over 100 hot zombie model photos from the shoot! (Hint....there were reasons we couldn't include some of these shots in the calendar ;) These photos will NOT be available to anyone else.
The pledger receives Reward #8, a promotional code for LBXTactical.com where you can choose free tactical equipment valued up to $100! You will also receive HOT! exclusive footage of the making of the calendar including our hot zombie models being made up professionally by Kelly Belmonte. The whole cast and crew will be in this video! Hmmm....exclusive footage of hot models made up like zombies and zombie slayers horsing around when they think they are off camera
The pledger receives Reward #9 and one of the first 100 calendars individually signed and numbered by the Z.E.R.T. Founder and Emmy nominated makeup artist Kelly Belmonte, Limited Edition Z.E.R.T. patches and a personalized autographed photo of the entire project team !
The pledger receives Reward #10 and a personal invitation from Z.E.R.T founder Aaron to Z.E.R.T HQ along with a highly exclusive Z.E.R.T Close Quarters Battle training taught by special ops veterans. Come spend the day with us training for the apocalypse !!!
The pledger receives Reward #12 and WILL BE INVITED TO APPEAR IN THE 2015 CALENDAR as a zombie during the month of their choice. You will be listed in the credits as a member of the project team. You will be included in videos and promotional materials for months leading up to release!!! You pick your Zombie name and let our 60,000+ Facebook fans get to know you in 2014 !!! While in Las Vegas, Z.E.R.T instructors will provide you training and a live-fire experience with fully-automatic machine gun of your choice. You will be featured throughout the holiday season as a significant contributor to the calendar production on the Z-E-R-T Facebook page!
EXCEPT you become the Zombie on the COVER of the 2015 calendar! You and a friend are invited to Vegas and will be accompanied by Z-E-R-T former special ops combat veterans and a few of our gorgeous models for a night out in Las Vegas where we pick up bottle service at one of the cities best clubs. You are the VIP! (and yes, you can keep the photos from the evening and post them on Facebook) Ready to be famous? 60,000+ Facebook supporters will get to know you in our online marketing as our frickin' hero!!!!