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Local zombie film looking to crowd funding

By Barcham - 15 July 2013 11

Return of the Living Dead 3

Sanguineti Media are looking to raise enough funds to make the best zom-com movie they can.

Me and my Mates vs The Zombie Apocalypse is a comedy based in Canberra about three Telecom tradesmen hiding in an exchange during the zombie apocalypse. The film was written, and is soon to be directed, by Declan Shrubb.

Aiming to repeat the success of big zombie comedies like Shaun of the Dead Declan has partnered up with Aussie comedians Greg Fleet and Alex Williamson.

You can help them out by heading over to the Indiegogo page and throwing a few bucks their way.

“Greg and Alex make the perfect comedy team. The previous generation of comics ushering in the new generation makes the film so exciting, because you’re really getting the best of both worlds,” says Mr Shrubb.

‘Me and My Mates vs the Zombie Apocalypse’ has started a crowd funding campaign on the Indiegogo fundraising platform (indiegogo.com) to raise additional funds to increase the budget for practical effects, stunts, and zombie make-up and subsequently give the film more opportunity in the very competitive US market.

Producer Daniel Sanguineti said “We have also been meeting with investors to assist to bring an internationally recognized comic into a supporting role. It’s shaping up to be a great film with international appeal.”

[Image from Return of the Living Dead Part 3… it has nothing to do with this film, but I can’t let the opportunity to put up a zombie photo go pass]

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11 Responses to
Local zombie film looking to crowd funding
Swaggie 12:31 pm 16 Jul 13

Good on ’em for using this approach to funding, I was up for throwing some cash in the kitty but then saw the promo video and the first part featuring Greg and Alex on the sofa…..I’ll keep my cash thanks.

Dork 9:11 am 16 Jul 13

I went to school with Declan.

Him and his mates had been making movies since they were in primary school.

Good on him!
I’m happy that at least someone coming out of that school made their dreams come true.

Gerry-Built 10:15 pm 15 Jul 13

Drundgeon said :

Muttsybignuts said :

Theatre of the Dead was made by the same mob ( also using crowd sourced funding) however it hasn’t seen the light of day. I think it needs to be released before I’d consider funding the next one.

I think Theatre of the Dead was made entirely on crowd sourced money, something like 30k budget. According to the video, this is a 600k budget and stars some well known comedians.

Points to clarify:
Theatre of the Dead sought some funding through crowd-funding ($15,000 of around $60,000 ‘cash’ budget – ie to buy props, hire equipment and locations, feed cast and crew etc). Most of those involved in the production provided labour on a ‘deferred payment’ basis (meaning the film needs to make a profit for anyone to be paid. It was created under the Canberra Feature Film Coalition – a group of local film makers that decided to work together to collaborate on a commercial feature, to see what was possible using local talent. CFFC’s second film is currently in pre-production (this IS NOT ‘me and My Mates). Me and My Mates has one of the same Producers, and will have some of the same crew – all of whom are very well known in Canberra film making – in fact, we’ve all worked with Daniel before on some of his previous local works… He’s a talented man, and he gets things done.

A completed cut of Theatre of the Dead was recently taken to Cannes Film Market – it approaches commercial release, keeping in mind it is being made on a micro-budget of around the same as a sporty family car. More info can be found on the films’ individual websites and/or FB pages…

Drundgeon 9:05 pm 15 Jul 13

Muttsybignuts said :

Theatre of the Dead was made by the same mob ( also using crowd sourced funding) however it hasn’t seen the light of day. I think it needs to be released before I’d consider funding the next one.

I think Theatre of the Dead was made entirely on crowd sourced money, something like 30k budget. According to the video, this is a 600k budget and stars some well known comedians.

Muttsybignuts 6:45 pm 15 Jul 13

Theatre of the Dead was made by the same mob ( also using crowd sourced funding) however it hasn’t seen the light of day. I think it needs to be released before I’d consider funding the next one.

Spiral 5:39 pm 15 Jul 13

There is also “Theatre of the Dead” which was recently filmed at the Erindale college complex.

Drundgeon 5:27 pm 15 Jul 13

This looks really cool. About time they made a good film in Canberra.

Gerry-Built 5:03 pm 15 Jul 13

You know what’s hilarious; people so closed minded they don’t understand there is fresh ground in any genre. As long as you create fresh characters, and fresh situations, even zombies can be… Ahem… Given new life… Keep in mind one of the biggest TV shows in the world at the moment is firmly part of the zombie genre… Wheel you shark back into your own damn shed…

Postalgeek 2:23 pm 15 Jul 13

I was just thinking the other day that it had been years since a zombie film had been made and that it would be refreshing for someone to resurrect the genre.

Head shot.

Barcham 2:13 pm 15 Jul 13

UPDATE: We’ve got the Indiegogo page and a promo video now.

Thumper 2:04 pm 15 Jul 13

Wheel out the shark, there’s some jumpin’ to do…

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