I've been absent from blogging due to the heavy amount of final preproduction that had to go into getting the film portion of the project up and going. I'm happy to say that Dead Man Working began principle photography on May 14th 2011.
|L.E. Salas directing a mocumentary-style interview.|
We had a slight hiccup on the first day of production but it was expected. I haven't been on a production set for one of my own projects in a long time so it took a little getting used to again.
Also this is the first time that I would be collaborating with so many other members on a film crew.
Dierdre Brennan, who plays Cait, one of the lead roles in the film. Cait is a wealthy funeral home owner whose business is in danger when the dead are not staying dead long enough to have funeral services. Cait hires a documentary filmmaker to investigate this recent wave of the living dead.
|Evangelline Reilly, Christian Nowicki, Julie Ufema|
Actress Evengelline Reilly plays the role of Kelly, a well-to-do mother who rehires her irreplaceable nanny when she reanimates.
|Cristian Temi plays a neurotic fashion designer.|
Fashion Stylist Cristian Temi who is the wardrobe department on the set Dead Man Working makes his acting debut playing....a fashion designer whose new line is inspired by the living dead.
|Fashion Zombies prepped to walk the fashion runway.|
Jon Kutlu playing Cristian's right hand man...and our set make-up artist Jade Elhaddad making a cameo.
Model turned actress Lauren Lozano plays news reporter Kitty St. Claire.
Robert Rivera plays himself auditioning for the lead role in a new hit film by an acclaimed director.
We have an incredible cast, great locations all over New Jersey and I could not have done any of it without my talented crew.
|Amber Crawford, Ryan Alexander |
and Peter Parkerian
From left to right, Actress Amber Crawford, playing a casting director, our Director of Photography, Ryan Alexander, setting up the next shot and Peter Parkerian plays a self-absorbed hit film director.
FX Make-up Artist Jillian Hansen prepping the next zombie.
Everyone has been working hard to make sure the film is well-done and most importantly, entertaining!
I would like to now invite friends, family, zombie fans, strangers anyone and everyone who would like to be a part of the movie by helping us out during this time of fundraising. I have started a page on Indie Go Go, a site for raising money for independent projects.
Through out the course of preproduction and raising the project, I have remained pretty silent about the details of the project. When you visit our fund-raising page on Indie Go Go, you will get a full proposal for Dead Man Working that, for the first time reveals the concept of Dead Man Working. This is NOT just another zombie film.
For those of you high rollers who donate $1000.00 (I'd love for there to be one!) I will through in a free lap dance, what the hell...
Thanks much for any and all support you have shown this project and my crew and me. I am grateful for the opportunity to be making another film. Please check back for more updates as the project is in its final days!
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