OK, I'm sure many of you will be familiar with the British web series "Zomblogalypse", well the people behind it have just begun pre-production on a movie version and are seeking help with the funding of this feature.
From the press release...
5 years ago, three survivors of a zombie apocalypse in York began video blogging to relieve the tedium of bean-based survivalism and briskly walking away from slowly shuffling threats, until they locked themselves out of their flat anyway.
This is the world of Zomblogalypse, a cult British web series from MilesTone Productions now set for a big screen adaptation and currently crowd funding pre-production on the IndieGoGo platform.
Creatively led by the original trio of Hannah Bungard, Tony Hipwell and Miles Watts (fresh from micro-budget features Crimefighters and Whoops! that have been highlighted by reviewers at Empire, Time Out and Sight & Sound), the team have partnered with producer Steve Piper at award-winning British indie mainstay Coffee Films to greatly expand on the scale and universe of the web series, promising the results will be “blasé about the end of the world on a whole new level”.
After a year of script development to break down the episodic format and realise a true feature length story arc, the project has already picked up distribution interest and turned to crowd funding to complete packaging and pre-production of the screenplay.
With hundreds of thousands of online views and fans including effects guru Tom Savini, Walking Dead comics artists Charlie Adlard, SFX Magazine and zombie film directors Marc Price (Colin) and Dominic Brunt (Before Dawn) it promises to be well worth looking out for.
The Zomblogalypse crowd funding campaign runs through April looking to raise £10,000 to meet pre-production costs, and has already pulled 15% of that within a few days of launch. Check it out yourself to reserve a DVD or fulfill a dream to be a screen zombie at http://www.igg.me/at/zomblogalypse.
For more news and to catch episodes of the original Zomblogalypse web series, checkout http://www.zomblogalypse.com/
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