Saturday, February 14, 2015

Kickstarter Project: Zombie Mike

About this project:

Funding on Kickstarter is all-or-nothing. No one will be charged for a pledge towards a project unless it reaches its funding goal.
Zombie Mike is a feature length script, and with YOUR help, soon to be movie! 
It’s a dark comedy about a guy named Mike, who, while on a date, gets attacked by zombies. When he wakes up, he’s a thinking zombie! He has to regain muscle control, learn to walk without moaning and adapt to his new diet.
Mike meets a few other thinking zombies. Noah, the vegetarian zombie, is doing all he can to stick to his diet. He is convinced Mother Nature has a cure for zombieism and he's looking for it. Griz lost his limbs when brain dead zombies killed him. He is searching for a new pair of legs and his value in society. He will learn that his unique situation will help to save all zombies.
Dr. Krovok mentors Mike through his transition and fights for zombie rights and freedoms. Zeus, leader of the zombies, is a tough guy’s tough guy. He appreciates tactical kills that add to the zombie army. Olivia is smart and ready to fight. She shows Mike how to survive and enjoy his new life.
When the humans nearly wipe out all the zombies, Mike will have to gather up the survivors and lead the counter attack on the humans. Starting with the easiest target first, he will attack an old folks home and you will witness the world’s slowest attack scene.
Is he up for the task? Is Olivia a possible love interest? Do undead body parts work in the bedroom? When Mike was alive he was just going through life like a zombie, but now that he’s dead…he’s really living.
Finalist at the Bare Bones Film Festival and Winner of the Audience Choice Award, we are confident YOU will love it too!
Who is Joe Cook?
Cinematic zombie enthusiast, Hollywood screenwriter and creator of Zombie Mike. I grew up watching all the great movies…White Zombie, Night of the Living Dead, Return of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Shaun of the Dead…you get the point…anyway, I believe that Zombie Mike is a very valid addition to the already amazing catalog of zombie movies that have entertained us thus far. THIS story has never been told.
Who is Nick Santonastasso?
Cinematic zombie enthusiast, professional zombie prankster and top “Viner” with over a million followers. Best known for his prank on Norman Reedus from the hit TV show The Walking Dead. He will be playing the role of Griz in the upcoming movieZombie Mike.
Got a plan!? Got a movie location in mind!?
YES!!! We will shoot in Los Angeles California…HOLLYWOOD!
Who is Spike’s Tactical? 
Glad you asked! What’s a Hollywood zombie movie without guns!? We don’t wanna know. Rest assured Spike’s Tactical has us covered. This passionate firearms company out of Apopka Florida, uses only the highest quality American made guns, is thrilled to be a part of our movie. BANG! BANG!
Why Kickstarter!? Why YOU!?
There is SOOO MUCH that goes into making a movie! We need a cast, a crew, LOTS and LOTS of Zombie Makeup!, props, rewards/creation/distribution…but…first and foremost…We need money to make it all happen. Since Kickstarter is “all or nothing", the project can’t move forward unless it’s fully funded. The journey starts here on Kickstarter with YOU!
IT GETS BETTER! We didn’t just want to raise money. We gave great thought to the kinds of rewards we wanted to include…and that would include YOU in a really big way. In addition to donating money to the project, there are some awesome opportunities for YOU to actually BE IN THE MOVIE! COME TO HOLLYWOOD!!!

Ok, I'm intrigued. What's the story?

What if…we let you READ THE FIRST 15 PAGES of Zombie Mike!? 
A risky proposition for us, but we believe you’ll enjoy it, get excited, become invested, and want to see what happens next! This feature length script is by Joe Cook...Finalist at the Bare Bones Film Festival for best screenplay and winner of the Audience Choice Award best table read. ENJOY!
I’m ready to donate but the pledge button rerouted me to Amazon? It says I need to open an account?!
Amazon is Kickstarter’s partner and handles all the credit cards, etc.  Create an account and you’ll be all set up to support Zombie Mike and any other campaigns that spark your interest! It’s so easy…even a brain dead zombie could do it. LET’S MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!

Risks and challenges:

The biggest challenge is distribution and finances – "Zombie Mike" does not have a distributor attached yet. Lack of distribution can also be a good thing. There are some great new avenues which will help us get the film distributed to hulu, VOD and Netflix.
Our goal is to debut the film at the Sundance Film Festival. If you fund the project, we intend to start pre-production right away, shoot this June, and finish the film in time to submit it to the festival.
Your rewards like t-shirts and posters for helping us make this possible will be sent out by a few of us, in the late hours of the night, in between production meetings or after a few drinks. We will get them out to you as soon as they are available. If your package includes the t-shirt we will be asking for you to vote on which t-shirt we create.
Many elements of the rewards will be fulfilled well before July of 2015, which is when we hope to release the film and have all of our premieres and screenings.
For those of you who are attending an event or joining us on set, we will do our best to keep you updated with our schedule.
For those of you visiting our set, we anticipate shooting in July in Los Angeles. However, this has the potential to change. We will keep you updated so you can plan ahead to visit us.
• You must be over 18 or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian (who will count as your plus one) to attend the premiere or visit the set. Extras must also be over 18.
• The content of the voice and video messages are at your direction, but at my discretion. We reserve the right to refuse to say what you request if we find it inappropriate.
• Some rewards may require additional paperwork. If you are appearing in the film, you will have to sign a release.
• My final cut of the film may reduce your part in the film. If you have lines and say them without going all Shakespearean you should be fine.
• All shooting locations, are subject to change for a variety of reasons, including the amount of money we are able to raise and the locations giving us the right to shoot.
• This fundraising campaign is all subject to applicable Kickstarter rules/regulations, movie guild rules and applicable law. If any of this conflicts, we will work with you in good faith to give you a substitute reward.
We start with a script I'm really proud of to create a film I feel hasn't been done yet. Then, we assemble the best team possible. It's impossible to guarantee everything will work out exactly as planned, but in the end, we will have created a movie that hopefully all of us can be proud of. It's a great journey, and I thank you in advance if you can help us make this possible.

For questions or to make a pledge, click here!

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