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A short film with live score set in 1985 about a self-obsessed man who fails to notice the Zombie Apocalypse happening around him.
A short film with live score set in 1985 about a self-obsessed man who fails to notice the Zombie Apocalypse happening around him.
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"Zombies 1985" is one in a series of short horror and science fiction films that are created to be performed with a live score. Here's an extract of a live performance for one of our previous films, "The Silence".

Zombies 1985" tells the story of greed and self obsession in 1980's Britain. The film will be created by the collective I Speak Machine, directed by Maf Lewis, score composed by Tara Busch and Benge Edwards, and featuring Lee Bane.

PLOT:
Steve is an upwardly mobile entrepreneur who believes he has come up with the next big thing - the next Rubik's Cube. "It's going to be bigger than Betamax!".

The film covers his journey home from a super successful day at the office where he's all but closed the biggest deal of his life. Just a couple of mobile phone calls on the way home and it's in the bag. However, as he races back to celebrate with his wife and kids, we witness his fall from apparent certain victory to increasing infuriation - everyone's suddenly stopped taking his calls. His anger and desperation boils over when he can't get anyone on the phone....not his secretary, his investors, or his wife. All the while, the Zombie Apocalypse is happening around him; he's just too self absorbed to notice it... until he gets home. 

I Speak Machine live score to film performance.
I Speak Machine live score to film performance.
Director Maf Lewis, cinematographer Andy McCreeth & actor Gareth Milton on the set of "The Silence".
Director Maf Lewis, cinematographer Andy McCreeth & actor Gareth Milton on the set of "The Silence".
Composers Tara Busch & Benge Edwards working together in the studio with John Foxx.
Composers Tara Busch & Benge Edwards working together in the studio with John Foxx.
Cinematographer Andy McCreeth & actor Gareth Milton on the set of "The Silence".
Cinematographer Andy McCreeth & actor Gareth Milton on the set of "The Silence".

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Risks and challenges

This will be the third short film we've shot this year. The previous two went to schedule and were completed within budget. We are all very confident that the film will be completed, we'd like to think that we have the ability overcome anything beyond an actual zombie apocalypse... though we'd be there to document it.

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    Receive the full digital release of the movie with extended digital EP score from I Speak Machine, and the eternal gratitude of Tara Busch, Maf Lewis and the entire I Speak Machine collective.

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    Be "The Producer" - you've raised the entire funds to shoot and edit the movie. Receive the full digital release of the movie with extended digital score from I Speak Machine. You'll be credited in the film titles for all future digital, physical releases, and live performances as "Producer" . You'll also be thanked on the 12" vinyl album release of I Speak Machine's "The Silence" on Lex Records. You'll receive a signed copy of the 12" vinyl of "The Silence" and a signed copy of the script of "Zombies 1985". Lastly we'll have guest list spot for you & a friend and a cuddle with Maf and Tara (mainly Maf), for one show on the upcoming 2014-2015 US, UK and European Tour. You are also very welcome to come and visit, hang out and help us on set on 22nd July 2014, in Bodmin, Cornwall, UK. We'll do a live skype chat and performance of the film when it's finished before anyone else sees it.

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